How To Raise Venture Capital for Your Startup

6Ws of an Impactful Investor Pitch

 

 

 

 

Why

Why  to do it: problem addressed; opportunity pursued

Why you: passion; sustainable competitive advantage

What

Solution: product / service / technology

The Ask: how much you need; what for; for how long

Where

Market: market opportunity; size

Competition: direct and indirect competitors

Who

Internal: company overview; location; founders, management team

External: investors; traction; testimonials

When

Milestones: completed, current, future

Revenues: break even point; investor exit options

How

Business Model: commercialization, strategies; revenue model

Marketing Plan: marketing strategies, competitive differentiation

 

 

 

 

 

Company Overview

Your company overview page should grab the reader and convince them that your company has a tremendous opportunity to grow very big.

Summarize in 4-6 bullet points your business:

vision and mission ; what problem it solves, the experience of the management team, and any key traction already established.

 

Venturepreneur

Entrepreneurial Team

Venture Design

Brand Attributes

Startup Business Plan

DOs and DON'Ts

Executive Summary

 

 

 

 

Technology

Don't try to explain how the technology works, just talk about what the technology is used for and its competitive advantage.

Keep in mind that venture capital investors are interested in the investment promise of your business -- not the technology.

 

Radical Innovation

HEALTHBIOTICS Startup Success Story

9 Maxims of Venturing

How To Address Challenges

 

 

 

Market

Convince the prospective VC investors of why the market opportunity is huge, but donít exaggerate.

 

What Every Investor Wants To Know

Venture Valuation

 

 

 

 

Competition

Describe both direct and indirect competition realistically, without underestimating or belittling it.

Explain how you are going to stand out from the competition.

 

Surprise To Win

Fast To Market

Venture Financing

Step-by-Step Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vadim Kotelnikov

Give innovative entrepreneurs a venture capital fund, and you'll feed few of them for a while. Give innovative entrepreneurs Innompic Games, and you'll feed all of them for centuries ahead!

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