Fundraising 101

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Fundraising 101 hosted by ACE, SPRING, and SingTel in Singapore on Aug 13, 2012

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  • Fundraising 101

    1. 1. Fundraising 101with love and hard lessons from silicon valley tweet me @vlauria
    2. 2. My backgroundbeen a part of 5 startups since high school, andeven played in the corporate world *gasp*bootstrapped two startups from scratch (this means ramen noodles, 7 dirty men in a 3 bedroom, sleeping on the floor, and working out of a living room)fund raised in the valley 3 times tweet me @vlauria
    3. 3. Fundraising is...difficultstressfulexcitingbiz deva core role of a successful startup co-foundergets easier each time tweet me @vlauria
    4. 4. When to raise? tweet me @vlauria
    5. 5. How much to raise? Forecast: Product roadmap Traffic estimates Revenue estimates Team hiresEnough to carry the company for 18 months tweet me @vlauria
    6. 6. Fundraising FundamentalsHave a good pitchPractice your pitchImprove your pitchThere are no ‘business plans’ in the valley tweet me @vlauria
    7. 7. Silicon Valley has...Lots of CapitalAngel Investors who have been through itbefore, specifically ‘web2.0’Investors that are willing to take many bigbets to find a ‘hit’ (think hollywood but forinternet) tweet me @vlauria
    8. 8. What to expect in the valley No investment until 3-6 months of traction Demonstrate superior knowledge of your market Elevator Pitch, Exec Sum (1-page), & Pitch Deck http://www.garage.com/resources/ tweet me @vlauria
    9. 9. Grow Globally?Start locally - Amazing growth markets nextdoor: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. tweet me @vlauria
    10. 10. What does Golden Gate Ventures look for? Anything that touches the internet Good people willing to be coached Regional Southeast Asian Play Companies that are thinking multi-national Teams aged from day zero to 1.5 years Technical co-founders tweet me @vlauria
    11. 11. Golden Gate Ventures loves:Disruption - changing established industriesPayments (i.e. mobile payments using pre-paid minutes)Teams w/ previous failures (failcon.sg)Teams willing to pivot tweet me @vlauria
    12. 12. Thank You! Questions? email vinnie@ggv.sg tweet @vlauriaapply www.goldengate.vc

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