Fundraising for Startups - Startup Chile - June 2013

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Slides for my pre- demo day talk at Startup Chile. With some additional book recommendations.

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  • @paulsingh #startupchileWHAT THE RISE OF THE ANGELS MEANS FOR YOUFUNDRAISING YOU+PAUL SINGH@paulsinghpaul@dashboard.ioresultsjunkies.com
  • @paulsingh #startupchile500 STARTUPSPAUL SINGH@paulsinghpaul@dashboard.ioresultsjunkies.com
  • @paulsingh #startupchile
  • @paulsingh #startupchileA (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
  • @paulsingh #startupchileVENTURE CAPITAL IS ABUSINESS AND OPEN TOATTACK BY STARTUPSWITH DISRUPTIVE NEWBUSINESS MODELS ANDTECHNOLOGY.-- NAVAL RAVIKANT (@naval)
  • @paulsingh #startupchileRAISE MONEYWHY IS IT SO HARD TOFOR ME?
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTHE ODDS AREAGAINST YOUEVERYONE ELSE IS RAISING MONEY TOO
  • @paulsingh #startupchileFIRSTIMPRESSIONSMATTERGET AN INTRO. ALWAYS.
  • @paulsingh #startupchileDONT BEWEIRDYOUR #1 GOAL IN LIFE (AND FUNDRAISING)
  • @paulsingh #startupchileYOUR SOLUTION ISNOT MY PROBLEM
  • @paulsingh #startupchileSOCIAL PROOFPATTERN RECOGNITIONRECIPROCITYCURIOSITY||RETURNS SCARCITY| | TRACTION
  • @paulsingh #startupchileDEMO > DECK
  • @paulsingh #startupchileGET TO YESTHEN TALK TERMS
  • @paulsingh #startupchileANGELLISTSO WHAT IS THISYOU SPEAK OF?
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTHE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTHE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTHE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTHE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTHE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTHE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW
  • @paulsingh #startupchileACTIVITY FEEDYOUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO GET INTO THE
  • @paulsingh #startupchileITS ALL ABOUT THEFOLLOWS
  • @paulsingh #startupchileREAL LIFE?YEAH, BUT HOWS THAT DIFFERENT THAN(ITS NOT)
  • @paulsingh #startupchileMAKE IT RAINIVE THOUGHT WAYYYY TOO MUCH ABOUT THISTIPS, TRICKS, PLEASE DOS, & PLEASE DONTS
  • @paulsingh #startupchileFOMO&GREED
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTIPS & TRICKS
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTIPS & TRICKSPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)be condent, without being a dick
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail thembe condent, without being a dick
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail thembe condent, without being a dicksales 101: sell what they want, not what you need
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail thembe condent, without being a dicksales 101: sell what they want, not what you needangels != VC
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail thembe condent, without being a dicksales 101: sell what they want, not what you needangels != VCfaces > names && images > text
  • @paulsingh #startupchileTIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail thembe condent, without being a dicksales 101: sell what they want, not what you needangels != VCfaces > names && images > textinvestors are not banks
  • @paulsingh #startupchileDOS & DONTSWHEN IN DOUBT, DO NOT INNOVATE IN FINANCE OR LEGAL
  • @paulsingh #startupchileFUNDRAISINGIS A PROCESS
  • @paulsingh #startupchileBY ITS NATURE, THEINTERNET UNDERMINEDANYONE WHOSE STATUSDEPENDED ON APRIVILEGED ACCESS TOINFORMATION.-- MICHAEL LEWIS
  • @paulsingh #startupchileDemo DayVideos livestream.com/500startupsSample Pitch Decks slideshare.net/500startupsVenture Capital 101 venturehacks.com/archivesInvestor Thoughts:Brad Feld feld.comFred Wilson avc.comChris Dixon cdixon.orgMark Suster bothsidesofthetable.comangel.co/valuations and angel.co/salaries
  • @paulsingh #startupchileYOUR KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • @paulsingh #startupchileYOUR KEY TAKEAWAYSFocus on Traction.
  • @paulsingh #startupchileYOUR KEY TAKEAWAYSFocus on Traction.Learn to Communicate and Inspire.
  • @paulsingh #startupchile
  • @paulsingh #startupchileALSO...
  • @paulsingh #startupchileALSO...Distribution > Product
  • @paulsingh #startupchileALSO...Distribution > ProductTactics > Strategy
  • @paulsingh #startupchileALSO...Distribution > ProductTactics > StrategyNotability > Credibility
  • @paulsingh #startupchileALSO...Distribution > ProductTactics > StrategyNotability > CredibilityGet on AngelList
  • @paulsingh #startupchileALSO...Distribution > ProductTactics > StrategyNotability > CredibilityGet on AngelListRaise 12-18+ months of funding
  • @paulsingh #startupchileALSO...Distribution > ProductTactics > StrategyNotability > CredibilityGet on AngelListRaise 12-18+ months of fundingLearn the basics of VC economics
  • @paulsingh #startupchileALSO...Distribution > ProductTactics > StrategyNotability > CredibilityGet on AngelListRaise 12-18+ months of fundingLearn the basics of VC economicsShameless plug: dashboard.io
  • @paulsingh #startupchileWHAT THE RISE OF THE ANGELS MEANS FOR YOUFUNDRAISING YOU+@paulsinghpaul@dashboard.ioresultsjunkies.comLEARN MORE:events.dashboard.io/startupchile