Thoughts on Raising Money
Thoughts on Raising Money  DON’T RAISE MONEY
Thoughts on Raising Money  DON’T RAISE MONEY     >Loose Control
Thoughts on Raising Money  DON’T RAISE MONEY     >Loose Control     >Takes Lots of Time
Thoughts on Raising Money  DON’T RAISE MONEY     >Loose Control     >Takes Lots of Time     >Distraction from Product
Thoughts on Raising Money
Thoughts on Raising Money  WHAT DO I NEED TO GET IT?
Thoughts on Raising Money  WHAT DO I NEED TO GET IT?     >Proven Track Record
Thoughts on Raising Money  WHAT DO I NEED TO GET IT?     >Proven Track Record     >Lots of Users
Thoughts on Raising Money  WHAT DO I NEED TO GET IT?     >Proven Track Record     >Lots of Users     >Revenue
Thoughts on Raising Money  WHAT DO I NEED TO GET IT?     >A RICH UNCLE
Thoughts on Raising Money
Thoughts on Raising Money  WHERE DO I GET IT?
Thoughts on Raising Money  WHERE DO I GET IT?     >Friends & Family
Thoughts on Raising Money  WHERE DO I GET IT?     >Friends & Family     >Angels & Angel Networks
Thoughts on Raising Money  WHERE DO I GET IT?     >Friends & Family     >Angels & Angel Networks     >Venture Capital
Thoughts on Raising Money
Thoughts on Raising Money  HOW DO I GET IT?
Thoughts on Raising Money  HOW DO I GET IT?     >Angel List
Thoughts on Raising Money  HOW DO I GET IT?     >Angel List     >yCombinator & Clones
Thoughts on Raising Money  HOW DO I GET IT?     >Angel List     >yCombinator & Clones     >VCs & Their Friends
Thoughts on Raising Money
Thoughts on Raising Money  CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY?
Thoughts on Raising Money  CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY?     >Convertible Note
Thoughts on Raising Money  CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY?     >Convertible Note       + Fast & Simple
Thoughts on Raising Money  CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY?     >Convertible Note       + Fast & Simple       + $50k - $1m
Thoughts on Raising Money  CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY?     >Convertible Note       + Fast & Simple       + $50k - $1m       + I...
Thoughts on Raising Money  CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY?     >Convertible Note       + Fast & Simple       + $50k - $1m       + I...
Thoughts on Raising Money  CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY?     >Convertible Note       + Fast & Simple       + $50k - $1m       + I...
Thoughts on Raising Money  CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY?     >Convertible Note       + Fast & Simple       + $50k - $1m       + I...
Thoughts on Raising Money
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  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Hi. My name is René Pinnell. I’m the CEO and Designer of an app called Forecast. My talk today is titled “Will ‘future tense’ social networking revolutionize marketing?” To answer that question I’ll first answer another question. What is future tense social network?” I’ll then outline why I think it has the potential to revolutionize not only marketing but really transform the way we live, shop and play. \n
  • Thoughts on raising money

    1. 1. Thoughts on Raising Money
    2. 2. Thoughts on Raising Money DON’T RAISE MONEY
    3. 3. Thoughts on Raising Money DON’T RAISE MONEY >Loose Control
    4. 4. Thoughts on Raising Money DON’T RAISE MONEY >Loose Control >Takes Lots of Time
    5. 5. Thoughts on Raising Money DON’T RAISE MONEY >Loose Control >Takes Lots of Time >Distraction from Product
    6. 6. Thoughts on Raising Money
    7. 7. Thoughts on Raising Money WHAT DO I NEED TO GET IT?
    8. 8. Thoughts on Raising Money WHAT DO I NEED TO GET IT? >Proven Track Record
    9. 9. Thoughts on Raising Money WHAT DO I NEED TO GET IT? >Proven Track Record >Lots of Users
    10. 10. Thoughts on Raising Money WHAT DO I NEED TO GET IT? >Proven Track Record >Lots of Users >Revenue
    11. 11. Thoughts on Raising Money WHAT DO I NEED TO GET IT? >A RICH UNCLE
    12. 12. Thoughts on Raising Money
    13. 13. Thoughts on Raising Money WHERE DO I GET IT?
    14. 14. Thoughts on Raising Money WHERE DO I GET IT? >Friends & Family
    15. 15. Thoughts on Raising Money WHERE DO I GET IT? >Friends & Family >Angels & Angel Networks
    16. 16. Thoughts on Raising Money WHERE DO I GET IT? >Friends & Family >Angels & Angel Networks >Venture Capital
    17. 17. Thoughts on Raising Money
    18. 18. Thoughts on Raising Money HOW DO I GET IT?
    19. 19. Thoughts on Raising Money HOW DO I GET IT? >Angel List
    20. 20. Thoughts on Raising Money HOW DO I GET IT? >Angel List >yCombinator & Clones
    21. 21. Thoughts on Raising Money HOW DO I GET IT? >Angel List >yCombinator & Clones >VCs & Their Friends
    22. 22. Thoughts on Raising Money
    23. 23. Thoughts on Raising Money CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY?
    24. 24. Thoughts on Raising Money CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY? >Convertible Note
    25. 25. Thoughts on Raising Money CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY? >Convertible Note + Fast & Simple
    26. 26. Thoughts on Raising Money CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY? >Convertible Note + Fast & Simple + $50k - $1m
    27. 27. Thoughts on Raising Money CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY? >Convertible Note + Fast & Simple + $50k - $1m + Interest / Discount / Cap
    28. 28. Thoughts on Raising Money CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY? >Convertible Note + Fast & Simple + $50k - $1m + Interest / Discount / Cap >Equity
    29. 29. Thoughts on Raising Money CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY? >Convertible Note + Fast & Simple + $50k - $1m + Interest / Discount / Cap >Equity + Complicated & Expensive
    30. 30. Thoughts on Raising Money CONVERTIBLE OR EQUITY? >Convertible Note + Fast & Simple + $50k - $1m + Interest / Discount / Cap >Equity + Complicated & Expensive + For Larger Raises
    31. 31. Thoughts on Raising Money
    32. 32. Thoughts on Raising Money DISCUSSION rene@foreca.st | @rjpinnell

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