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10 secrets
I wish I knew before I started raising capital
…and you are?
Cristi Badea 27yo
Co-founder MavenHut (games)
•VentureConnect (2010; 2012)
•Had 67 meetings with investors
•MavenHut raised 550.000 eur
Let’s get started!
#10
Time
#10
Time
It takes longer than expected
#9
Network
#9
Network
“Smart ones get introduced”
#8
Aggressive
#8
Aggressive
Being annoying is better than
being not known
#7
Numbers
#7
Numbers
Investors are really good with
numbers
#6
Explain
#6
Explain
Investors have no idea
what is it that you do
#5
Follow-up
#5
Follow-up
Investors have a bad memory
#4
Diplomacy
#4
Diplomacy
Don’t rub their nose in it
#3
Angels
#3
Angels
Search for previous VC experience
#2
ABC
#2
ABC
Always Be Closing
#2
ABC
#1
Love
#1
Love
Investors should not fall in love
Summary
#10 Time
#9 Network
#8 Aggressive
#7 Numbers
#6 Explain
#5 Follow-up
#4 Diplomacy
#3 Angels
#2 ABC
#1 Love
Thank you!
@CristiBadea

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