Beyond Bootstrapping Sim Simeonov Polaris Venture Partners [email_address] http://simeons.wordpress.com
<ul><li>Experienced investors </li></ul><ul><li>National focus </li></ul><ul><li>$3B under management </li></ul><ul><li>Di...
 
 
Build &  Flip Change  The World
 
<ul><li>Personal cost </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity cost </li></ul>
<ul><li>Angels </li></ul><ul><li>Venture Capitalists </li></ul>
<ul><li>Incentive misalignment </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering incompatibility </li></ul>
<ul><li>Investors become advocates,  not judges,  in a collaborative environment.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>1 founding team </li></ul><ul><li>1 VC </li></ul><ul><li>1 very big idea </li></ul><ul><li>Shake well </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Sim Simeonov </li></ul><ul><li>Polaris Venture Partners </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http:/...
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Talk by Simeon Simeonov from Polaris Venture Partners given at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) event in New York on September 26, 2007.

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Beyond Bootstrapping

  1. 1. Beyond Bootstrapping Sim Simeonov Polaris Venture Partners [email_address] http://simeons.wordpress.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>Experienced investors </li></ul><ul><li>National focus </li></ul><ul><li>$3B under management </li></ul><ul><li>Diversified across stage & sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Active partner with entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Great track record </li></ul>
  3. 5. Build & Flip Change The World
  4. 7. <ul><li>Personal cost </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity cost </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>Angels </li></ul><ul><li>Venture Capitalists </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>Incentive misalignment </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering incompatibility </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Investors become advocates, not judges, in a collaborative environment. </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>1 founding team </li></ul><ul><li>1 VC </li></ul><ul><li>1 very big idea </li></ul><ul><li>Shake well </li></ul><ul><li>Serve with no strings attached </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Sim Simeonov </li></ul><ul><li>Polaris Venture Partners </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://simeons.wordpress.com </li></ul>

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