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Focus on the Business Model, Not the Technology

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Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-09

Tags: Pitching Presentation Model

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Too many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of being so enamored with their technology or widget, that they spend 55 minutes on how great their technology platform is, and only the last 5 minutes on how they are going to monetize it. Of course, there are always exceptions, but given time and resources (cash) your technology CAN be duplicated, and if it's a good idea, count on it. You stand a better chance if you split up your pitch into two sections, 1. technology and 2. business model. Take the time to be as much of an enthusiastic expert in your market segment as you are on your technology platform. Bottom line, VC's want to know how you are going to make them rich, period. Miss this vital point, and you immediately lose their interest.

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Is the VC Model Broken or Its Execution?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-06

Tags: Funding Sources Model VC

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Show that You Know the Way to the Exit.

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Posted by Black Squirrel on 2008-05-27

Tags: Preparation Liquidity Model

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"This Way to The Egress -> "
- P.T. Barnum

An important part of your presentation to investors is the exit strategy; to wit, how are the investors going to get their money back"

Devote a couple of those 16 precious PowerPoint slides to the exit. Show comparable companies to the one you plan to build, and their acquisition dates, prices, capital raised and the excellent financial return to *their* investors. Show that you know the names of the prospective acquirers in your space. Show that you understand the way multiples of revenues and earnings are calculated for acquisition prices in your sector. Don't talk too much about IPOs....

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Valuation Models

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-29

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Venture is No Longer the Best Performing Asset Class

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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-07-20

Tags: Venture Business Business Model VC returns

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Advertising Supported Business Model?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-12-12

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Is Online Advertising Dead as a Biz Model?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-11-29

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VC Math and Subscription Revenue Businesses

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-11-08

Tags: Preparation Busines Plan Model

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The Funny Game of Financial Predictions

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-11-03

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Typical Burn Range for 3 Person Startup in Silicon Valley? $70 K/Mn?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-07-03

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Is the Dictator Management Model/Term Sheet Broken? is There a Better Way?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-02-15

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Randy Komisar, Kleiner Perkins, Video Interview on Business Models

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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-07-13

Tags: Operations Business Model VC

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Margins for a Startup with a Freemium Business Model

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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-06-20

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Example of "Unit Economic Models"

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-22

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Michael Moritz Finally Admits the VC Model Has Been Broken for 20 Years

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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-16

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Media Companies... Looking for Advice on How to Monitize

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-11-01

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Best Way to Do Early Stage Financial Models?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-07-28

Tags: Preparation Model Expenses

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How to Calculate Churn

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-07-10

Tags: Preparation Model Churn Rate

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Discounted Cash Flow ?

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-06-15

Tags: Negotiation Valuation Model

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Burn Rate and Comparables

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-22

Tags: Preparation Materials Model