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Vincenzo Belpiede
Thoughts by an Italian entrepreneur
abroad
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Falcade - Italy - July 2017
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Lessons Learned
• General
• Team - HR
• Product
• Market
• Pitch
• Investors
Ask me for a list of
• Tools
• Readings
• Podcasts
• Pitch Deck Example
–Johnny Appleseed
Work on something you are super passionate about (so that
you won't have a to work a day in your life) body language
Build a strong network
Read the book here
Pay it forward - Karma
Improve everyday - Permanent beta
Read the book here
Be ambitious
Read the book here
Be Persistent
“I'm convinced that about half of what
separates the successful entrepreneurs from
the non-successful ones is pure
perseverance.... Unless you have a lot
of passion about this, you're not going to
survive. You're going to give it up. So you've
got to have an idea, or a problem or a wrong
that you want to right that you're passionate
about; otherwise, you're not going to have
the perseverance to stick it through.”
Read the book here
Don’t forget to sleep - Arianna Huffington
The Founder’s Dilemmas - Read it here
To become an entrepreneur you need 3 types of
capital: Human, Social and Financial
How to find a cofounder
Key to Have 3 different figures:
CEO: Sets the vision,
CTO: better if a full-stack developer
Design
Sales
Who is looking for a CTO / Developer?
Best
• Previous work experience
• Studied together
OK
• Hackathons
• Startup Weekends
Avoid: Job posts
If you don’t have a designer Behance might be a good place where to find one
https://www.behance.net/
Your initial team needs few but very good people
Product and Market
Network with other Entrepreneurs
(Especially get mentors that have done it before)
Build an MVP
Read the book here
Design before developing software
If you have Mac definitely use Sketch app https://www.sketchapp.com
Review and comment designs in Invision
https://www.invisionapp.com/
Use Trello (left - simpler) or Jira (right - more advanced) to plan your software releases
Less is more
Also applies to your overall business focus
Brian Chesky - Co-Founder and CEO at Airbnb
Ask users “What can we do to surprise you? What can we do, not to
make this better, but to make you tell everyone about it?” And that
answer is different. If I say, “What can I do to make this better?
Market
Vincenzo Belpiede
B2C is hard, it’s hard to grow virally and exponentially and it’s hard
to make consumers pay. B2C typically needs huge investments.
Whenever you can start B2B as it pays bills earlier and faster
How to find or polish your startup idea?
Add Aaron Patzer image
Tourism Ideas
• Ticketing apps for museums to skip the line
to buy a ticket
• VR for historical sites (especially great for
Roman Forum and Acropolis)
• App to pay for Autostrade around Europe (in
Greece I was forced to pay with cash)
• Network on flights on ferries + choose
neighbors and cabin members
Do a ton of customer development or better “Sell before you build”
If you have Mac definitely use Sketch app https://www.sketchapp.com
By selling your ideas you clear out a lot of thinking
Add Tim O’Reilly image
Accelerators and Incubators are Great!!! (some more than others ;)
Ping me for a list
Vincenzo Belpiede
Apply to accelerators and incubators, the application processes
alone are great ways to think more deeply about your
company, market, strategy, product, etc
Fundraising
All Mobile Fund
San Francisco Rome, Italy
$200,000 already raised from seed investors
$80,000 received in grants from two accelerators without giving out any equity
Before focusing on investors remember that...
100%
Network with other Entrepreneurs
(Best introductions are from Entrepreneurs that have done it before)
Don’t write a long business plan just fill out a 10 slide deck
https://guykawasaki.com/the-only-10-slides-you-need-in-your-pitch/
Avoid PDF...use Docsend to track who views your deck and when
Use Streak CRM in Gmail to track your investors
Treat them like Sales leads
Avoid giving out equity at seed stage, use YC SAFE or convertible
notes
Vincenzo Belpiede
“At seed stage try to get a quick yes or no”
On the other side
you do need to build up relationships with investors
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Until money is in the bank don’t count them
Some thoughts of Italy vs. USA and ROW
Italy needs to get better at attracting US funding
Italy’s VC funding per capita is sad
Let’s not complain but be grateful for having amazing food, water,
mountains and seas! Let’s find solutions!
London, Berlin, Paris, Tel Aviv and Stockholm are great cities to visit
Italy remains a great place where to hire developers
Let’s be ambitious as Italians
let’s catch up with Israel!
Italy Israel
Population 60.6m 8.5m
VC
investments
$200m $4.800m
VC $ per capita $3.3 $564.70
How a simple spreadsheet became a comprehensive, crowd-sourced map of the
Israeli startup scene (direct link)
Silicon Valley / San Francisco
Specific Stuff
• Trends can matter: currently investors are looking into AI
machine learning, VR AR, IOT
• Building a startup just around a mobile app with smartphone
sale growth that has stalled is not a good idea
• It takes time to get funding from there, need to build
relationships, luckily you don’t need the whole team there,
just the CEO that needs to be a hustler, networker, pleasant
person,
• But it is possible: Fabrizio Capobianco with Funanbol and
TOK.TV and Marco Palladino at Mashape that raised +10m
USD but the CEO (possibly CTO) needs to spend years
there
Recommendations
Let’s network and help each other as entrepreneurs
Let’s build and share a Google Sheet with startups,
investors, corporations, accelerators, etc like the
Israelis did
Let’s be organized in going to California specifically
Bay Area (Invitalia should build a Casa Italia like at the
Olympics)
Italy is a great nation!
We should win in business and tech more like we do at
the Olympics and at the World Cup :D
Enough Chit Chat
Let’s do it
Because being an Entrepreneur is like
Reid Hoffman is the founder of Linkedin
Because being an Entrepreneur is like
Ideas are a commodity
Thank you - Grazie
Connect with Vincenzo Belpiede on Facebook (Page) Linkedin Twitter Angelist
Books
• The Lean Startup
• The Startup of You
• The Alliance
• Steve Jobs biography
• Elon Musk biography
• From Zero to One
• The Founder’s Dilemma
• The Hard Thing about Hard Things
Podcasts
• A16z (one of the largest Venture Capital firms
in the world)
• Masters of Scale
Thank you
Vincenzo Belpiede
Connect with me on Facebook (Page) Linkedin Twitter Angelist
DRAFT STUFF
For profitable startups: The big tech companies use complex (and legal)
schemes to avoid paying too much taxes
Microsoft chose it ;)
Remote Working: lots of best practices to share here
Design is important because
Though I guess Bill meant this in general...like “fake it till you make it quote
You can’t just recreate Silicon Valley somewhere else better go there
It’s gonna be hard
Read the book here
Thank you
Vincenzo Belpiede
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Thoughts by an Italian Tech entrepreneur abroad - Lessons Learned - Vincenzo Belpiede - Startup

  • 1. Vincenzo Belpiede Thoughts by an Italian entrepreneur abroad Factory Impresa Turismo Falcade - Italy - July 2017 Connect with me on Facebook (Page) Linkedin Twitter Angelist
  • 2. About me on Stellup Maps
  • 3. About Stellup: Fundraising Platform ● 1. Intuitive Payments: Click on a perk or Contribute CTA ● 2. Enter credit card details or pay with Apple/Android Pay (SEE VIDEOS)
  • 4. Sharing Learnings and Lessons Learned • General • Team - HR • Product • Market • Pitch • Investors Ask me for a list of • Tools • Readings • Podcasts • Pitch Deck Example
  • 5. –Johnny Appleseed Work on something you are super passionate about (so that you won't have a to work a day in your life) body language
  • 6. Build a strong network Read the book here
  • 7. Pay it forward - Karma
  • 8. Improve everyday - Permanent beta Read the book here
  • 10. Be Persistent “I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.... Unless you have a lot of passion about this, you're not going to survive. You're going to give it up. So you've got to have an idea, or a problem or a wrong that you want to right that you're passionate about; otherwise, you're not going to have the perseverance to stick it through.” Read the book here
  • 11. Don’t forget to sleep - Arianna Huffington
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  • 13. The Founder’s Dilemmas - Read it here To become an entrepreneur you need 3 types of capital: Human, Social and Financial
  • 14. How to find a cofounder Key to Have 3 different figures: CEO: Sets the vision, CTO: better if a full-stack developer Design Sales Who is looking for a CTO / Developer? Best • Previous work experience • Studied together OK • Hackathons • Startup Weekends Avoid: Job posts
  • 15. If you don’t have a designer Behance might be a good place where to find one https://www.behance.net/
  • 16. Your initial team needs few but very good people
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  • 19. Network with other Entrepreneurs (Especially get mentors that have done it before)
  • 20. Build an MVP Read the book here
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  • 23. Design before developing software If you have Mac definitely use Sketch app https://www.sketchapp.com
  • 24. Review and comment designs in Invision https://www.invisionapp.com/
  • 25. Use Trello (left - simpler) or Jira (right - more advanced) to plan your software releases
  • 26. Less is more Also applies to your overall business focus
  • 27. Brian Chesky - Co-Founder and CEO at Airbnb Ask users “What can we do to surprise you? What can we do, not to make this better, but to make you tell everyone about it?” And that answer is different. If I say, “What can I do to make this better?
  • 29. Vincenzo Belpiede B2C is hard, it’s hard to grow virally and exponentially and it’s hard to make consumers pay. B2C typically needs huge investments. Whenever you can start B2B as it pays bills earlier and faster
  • 30. How to find or polish your startup idea? Add Aaron Patzer image
  • 31. Tourism Ideas • Ticketing apps for museums to skip the line to buy a ticket • VR for historical sites (especially great for Roman Forum and Acropolis) • App to pay for Autostrade around Europe (in Greece I was forced to pay with cash) • Network on flights on ferries + choose neighbors and cabin members
  • 32. Do a ton of customer development or better “Sell before you build” If you have Mac definitely use Sketch app https://www.sketchapp.com
  • 33. By selling your ideas you clear out a lot of thinking Add Tim O’Reilly image
  • 34. Accelerators and Incubators are Great!!! (some more than others ;) Ping me for a list
  • 35. Vincenzo Belpiede Apply to accelerators and incubators, the application processes alone are great ways to think more deeply about your company, market, strategy, product, etc
  • 36. Fundraising All Mobile Fund San Francisco Rome, Italy $200,000 already raised from seed investors $80,000 received in grants from two accelerators without giving out any equity
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  • 38. Before focusing on investors remember that... 100%
  • 39. Network with other Entrepreneurs (Best introductions are from Entrepreneurs that have done it before)
  • 40. Don’t write a long business plan just fill out a 10 slide deck https://guykawasaki.com/the-only-10-slides-you-need-in-your-pitch/
  • 41. Avoid PDF...use Docsend to track who views your deck and when
  • 42. Use Streak CRM in Gmail to track your investors Treat them like Sales leads
  • 43. Avoid giving out equity at seed stage, use YC SAFE or convertible notes
  • 44. Vincenzo Belpiede “At seed stage try to get a quick yes or no” On the other side you do need to build up relationships with investors
  • 45. Vincenzo Belpiede Until money is in the bank don’t count them
  • 46. Some thoughts of Italy vs. USA and ROW
  • 47. Italy needs to get better at attracting US funding
  • 48. Italy’s VC funding per capita is sad
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  • 50. Let’s not complain but be grateful for having amazing food, water, mountains and seas! Let’s find solutions!
  • 51. London, Berlin, Paris, Tel Aviv and Stockholm are great cities to visit
  • 52. Italy remains a great place where to hire developers
  • 53. Let’s be ambitious as Italians let’s catch up with Israel! Italy Israel Population 60.6m 8.5m VC investments $200m $4.800m VC $ per capita $3.3 $564.70
  • 54. How a simple spreadsheet became a comprehensive, crowd-sourced map of the Israeli startup scene (direct link)
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  • 56. Silicon Valley / San Francisco Specific Stuff • Trends can matter: currently investors are looking into AI machine learning, VR AR, IOT • Building a startup just around a mobile app with smartphone sale growth that has stalled is not a good idea • It takes time to get funding from there, need to build relationships, luckily you don’t need the whole team there, just the CEO that needs to be a hustler, networker, pleasant person, • But it is possible: Fabrizio Capobianco with Funanbol and TOK.TV and Marco Palladino at Mashape that raised +10m USD but the CEO (possibly CTO) needs to spend years there
  • 57. Recommendations Let’s network and help each other as entrepreneurs Let’s build and share a Google Sheet with startups, investors, corporations, accelerators, etc like the Israelis did Let’s be organized in going to California specifically Bay Area (Invitalia should build a Casa Italia like at the Olympics)
  • 58. Italy is a great nation! We should win in business and tech more like we do at the Olympics and at the World Cup :D
  • 60. Because being an Entrepreneur is like Reid Hoffman is the founder of Linkedin
  • 61. Because being an Entrepreneur is like
  • 62. Ideas are a commodity
  • 63. Thank you - Grazie Connect with Vincenzo Belpiede on Facebook (Page) Linkedin Twitter Angelist
  • 64. Books • The Lean Startup • The Startup of You • The Alliance • Steve Jobs biography • Elon Musk biography • From Zero to One • The Founder’s Dilemma • The Hard Thing about Hard Things
  • 65. Podcasts • A16z (one of the largest Venture Capital firms in the world) • Masters of Scale
  • 66. Thank you Vincenzo Belpiede Connect with me on Facebook (Page) Linkedin Twitter Angelist
  • 68. For profitable startups: The big tech companies use complex (and legal) schemes to avoid paying too much taxes Microsoft chose it ;)
  • 69. Remote Working: lots of best practices to share here
  • 70. Design is important because Though I guess Bill meant this in general...like “fake it till you make it quote
  • 71. You can’t just recreate Silicon Valley somewhere else better go there
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  • 74. It’s gonna be hard Read the book here
  • 75. Thank you Vincenzo Belpiede Connect with me on Facebook (Page) Linkedin Twitter Angelist