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Venture wednesdays - Fundraising 101

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Venture Wednesdays is a program by Beaglesloft to create an ecosystem of VCs, entrepreneurs, engineers and designers in Bangalore.

The first event of the series was on July 9, 2014 and focused on Fundraising 101.

VCs from Sequoia capital and Accel Partners had a panel discussion with the entrepreneurs.

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Venture wednesdays - Fundraising 101

  1. 1. @BEAGLESLOFT #VENTUREWEDNESDAYS
  2. 2. A PLAYGROUND FOR ENTREPRENEURS, ENGINEERS AND DESIGNERS
  3. 3. VENTURE WEDNESDAY S TECH BUILDERS RE:DESIGN
  4. 4. VENTURE WEDNESDAYS
  5. 5. GOAL CREATE AN ECOSYSTEM IN BANGALORE LIKE SILICON VALLEY OR NEW YORK EDUCATE ENTREPRENEURS IN FUNDRAISING INCREASE THE AMBITION OF STARTUPS IN BANGALORE TO BUILD GLOBAL COMPANIES
  6. 6. PROGRAM BLOG POST EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENT ON SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH PANEL DISCUSSION AND ONE STARTUP PITCH
  7. 7. FUNDRAISING 101
  8. 8. VCs PRAYANK SWAROOP ACCEL PARTNERS NAGARAJA PRAKASAM ANGEL INVESTOR GAUTAM MAGO SEQUOIA CAPITAL
  9. 9. 1.1 THE PITCH
  10. 10. A PROCESS OF TRIAGE – FOCUS ONLY ON WHAT MATTERS SEED CAPITAL MARKET SIZE TEAM PROOF OF CONCEPT
  11. 11. PROOF OF CONCEPT WIREFRAME SEVERAL ITERATIONS BEFORE WRITING A SINGLE LINE OF CODE TOOLS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND MARVEL APP POP APP INVISION APP
  12. 12. PROOF OF CONCEPT FOCUS ONLY ON BUILDING THE CORE FEATURE FIRST (DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE BELLS AND WHISTLES)
  13. 13. TEAM STARTUPS ARE HARD. FIND YOUR FOXHOLE BUDDY
  14. 14. TEAM BE EXCEPTIONAL AT ONE THING OUTSOURCE THE OTHERS ANDY RACHLEFF CEO, WEALTHFRONT
  15. 15. MARKET SIZE THE SIZE OF THE MARKET THAT YOU ARE DISRUPTING IS VERY IMPORTANT VENTURE CAPITAL POWER LAW A LOT OF STARTUPS FAIL, BUT THE ONES THAT SUCCEED BETTER BE WORTH IT Avg. Value of a meal* 6,390 Online Bookings per year, per restaurant 60,000 $16.36 Billion No. of Restaurants taking online bookings in North America** North American Restaurant Market $42.5 MARKET SIZE: HAGGLE
  16. 16. 1.2 CONTACTING VENTURE CAPITALISTS
  17. 17. REFERRAL IS THE BEST WAY VCs HAVE TOO MUCH DEAL FLOW IF YOU CAN’T EVEN GET A REFERRAL, HOW WILL YOU DEFEAT YOUR MEAN, SUPER COMPETITIVE COMPETITOR
  18. 18. DO YOUR RESEARCH STRONG MUTUAL CONNECTION QUALITY OF REFERRAL PITCH MEETING
  19. 19. 1.3 THE PITCH MEETING
  20. 20. CAN A TALENTED FOUNDER BECOME A GREAT CEO WHO WILL FIGHT ALL ODDS? ASSESSING YOU
  21. 21. IS IT A BIG ENOUGH OPPORTUNITY OPPORTUNITY SIZE
  22. 22. WHAT IS THE REAL INNOVATION? THE IDEA/PRODUCT
  23. 23. 1.4 AFTER THE PITCH MEETING
  24. 24. THE TERM SHEET (NEXT EVENT)
  25. 25. DUE DILIGENCE 1. DON’T LIE IN YOUR PITCH DECK 1. DON’T EMBELLISH THE NUMBERS
  26. 26. REFERENCE CHECK GET SOMEONE WHO KNOWS YOU WELL AND CAN GIVE EXAMPLES OF YOUR LEADERSHIP TO GIVE YOU A REFERENCE
  27. 27. NEXT EVENT AUGUST 13 TERM SHEET
  28. 28. @BEAGLESLOFT #VENTUREWEDNESDAYS

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