Fundraising for Startups (500 Startups Batch 6)

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Slides to my talk to the 500 Startups Batch 5 on fundraising for startups.

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WHAT THE RISE OF THE ANGELS MEANS FOR YOU

FUNDRAISING YOU+

PAUL SINGH

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VENTURE CAPITAL IS A BUSINESS AND OPEN TO ATTACK BY STARTUPS WITH DISRUPTIVE NEW BUSINESS MODELS AND TECHNOLOGY.

-- NAVAL RAVIKANT (@naval)

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500 STARTUPSGETTING TO KNOW

BECAUSE WERE KIND OF A BIG DEAL

PAUL SINGH

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angel.co/paulsingh

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A (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING

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RAISE MONEYWHY IS IT SO HARD TO

FOR ME?

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THE ODDS ARE AGAINST YOU

EVERYONE ELSE IS RAISING MONEY TOO

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

MATTERGET AN INTRO. ALWAYS.

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DONT BE WEIRD

YOUR #1 GOAL IN LIFE (AND FUNDRAISING)

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YOUR SOLUTION IS NOT MY PROBLEM

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SOCIAL PROOFPATTERN RECOGNITION

RECIPROCITYCURIOSITY

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RETURNS SCARCITY| | TRACTIONCURIOSITY

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DEMO > DECK

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GET TO YESTHEN TALK TERMS

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ANGELLISTSO WHAT IS THIS

YOU SPEAK OF?

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THE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW

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THE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW

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THE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW

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THE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW

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THE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW

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THE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW

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ACTIVITY FEEDYOUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO GET INTO THE

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ITS ALL ABOUT THE FOLLOWS

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REAL LIFE?YEAH, BUT HOWS THAT DIFFERENT THAN

(ITS NOT)

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MAKE IT RAINIVE THOUGHT WAYYYY TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS

TIPS, TRICKS, PLEASE DOS, & PLEASE DONTS

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FOMO&

GREED

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TIPS & TRICKS

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TIPS & TRICKS

PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)

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TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds

PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)

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TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds

PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)

be confident, without being a dick

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TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds

PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)

surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail them

be confident, without being a dick

@paulsingh

TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds

PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)

surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail them

be confident, without being a dick

sales 101: sell what they want, not what you need

@paulsingh

TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds

PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)

surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail them

be confident, without being a dick

sales 101: sell what they want, not what you need

angels != VC

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TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds

PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)

surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail them

be confident, without being a dick

sales 101: sell what they want, not what you need

angels != VC

faces > names && images > text

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TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds

PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)

surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail them

be confident, without being a dick

sales 101: sell what they want, not what you need

angels != VC

faces > names && images > text

investors are not banks

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DOS & DONTSWHEN IN DOUBT, DO NOT INNOVATE IN FINANCE OR LEGAL

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FUNDRAISING IS A PROCESS

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BY ITS NATURE, THE INTERNET UNDERMINED ANYONE WHOSE STATUS DEPENDED ON A PRIVILEGED ACCESS TO INFORMATION.

-- MICHAEL LEWIS

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Demo Day Videos livestream.com/500startups

Sample Pitch Decks slideshare.net/500startups

Venture Capital 101 venturehacks.com/archives

Investor Thoughts:

Brad Feld feld.com

Fred Wilson avc.com

Chris Dixon cdixon.org

Mark Suster bothsidesofthetable.com

angel.co/valuations and angel.co/salaries

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YOUR KEY TAKEAWAYS

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YOUR KEY TAKEAWAYS

Focus on Traction.

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YOUR KEY TAKEAWAYS

Focus on Traction.

Learn to Communicate and Inspire.

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ALSO...

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ALSO... Distribution > Product

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ALSO... Distribution > Product

Tactics > Strategy

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ALSO... Distribution > Product

Tactics > Strategy

Focus on customer acquisition

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ALSO.