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What makes a company not investable?

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What makes a company not investable?

  1. 1. The best platform for Europe’s next generation technology entrepreneurs to make it big by providing access toadvice, network, validation, and capital
  2. 2. NOTWHAT MAKES A COMPANY INVESTABLE? Carlos Espinal | Partner | @cee
  3. 3. THE IDEA
  4. 4. Thinking Small Overly Competed Non-Differentiated Copy Cat
  5. 5. THE PRODUCT
  6. 6. BadComplexPoor User FlowBad UXNot Scalable
  7. 7. GoodInnovativeDisruptiveDesired
  8. 8. THE MARKET
  9. 9. BadSmall Target MarketExclusivity or Licensing (eg. Music)Monopoly (only a few powerful players)
  10. 10. Good100% 200% Big Addressable Market & Growing
  11. 11. THE DEAL
  12. 12. THE DEAL (FROM HELL)Over-PricedDifficult Jurisdiction orComplex StructuresDifficult or Paranoid Foundersor InvestorsLast Minute Surprises &Bad Cap Tables
  13. 13. THE TEAM
  14. 14. THE (GOOD) TEAMRelevant ExperienceAppropriate skill mixArticulate
  15. 15. THE (GOOD) TEAM PART IIConflict ResolutionGeographical SpreadEquity Spread - have you beenfair to each other !!!
  16. 16. THE ENDCarlos Eduardo Espinal @cee

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