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Impact venture capital outline

An outline of the Construckt session on social venture capital

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Impact venture capital outline

  1. 1. Agenda • Approaching a VC • What VCs Look For • How Strong Promoters Stand Out • Common Mistakes to Avoid
  2. 2. Approaching a VC Investment Banker • (How an investment banker helps) • • Direct • (The approach to take if you don’t want to use an investment banker) • • •
  3. 3. What Impact VCs Look For Market Opportunity • (How a VC assesses the real market opportunity in a country where everything is a potential million dollar opportunity) • Impact • (How important it is in swinging the investment decision, and how it is assessed) • Business Model • (What a ‘good’ business model is, from an equity investment perspective) • •
  4. 4. What Impact VCs Look For Valuation & Exit • (Explaining the numbers that an investor looks at, beyond the business model and market size) • • Promoter/ Team • (What VCs look for in the team)
  5. 5. How Strong Promoters Stand Out • (How one assesses the team’s strengths, during the relatively brief due diligence phase) • • •
  6. 6. Common Mistakes to Avoid • (Take-aways based on avoidable mistakes I have seen entrepreneurs make, when they fundraise) • • • • •