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Rocket Launch or Holiday... What to do after getting funded?

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Getting funded is a hard job. Meetings with investors, answer a tons of questions and be razor sharp in negotiations. Especially if you realize that after the closing diner with your new investors you should be ready for lightning speed the next morning.

Target audience is founders of early stage companies that have their team in place (hacker, hustler en hipster founders), making revenue and have a product ready for scaling. Key take away is to be prepared for the questions investors ask when they are really really interested for investing in your company.

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Rocket Launch or Holiday... What to do after getting funded?

  1. 1. ROCKET TAKE-OFF or... Holiday What (not) to do after getting funded?
  2. 2. TEAM HELEEN VAN OORD Co-founder Advisory Board STEFAN BARY Managing Partner JOHAN VAN MIL Co-founder Managing Partner JORRIT VELZEBOER Analyst
  3. 3. INVESTORS
  4. 4. PORTFOLIO
  5. 5. KEY ASSET What is the most important asset of any founding team? AFTER A FUNDRAISE (in our humble opinion…)
  6. 6. KEY ASSET What is the most important asset of any founding team? AFTER A FUNDRAISE SPEED OF EXECUTION (in our humble opinion…)
  7. 7. KEY ASSET What is the most important asset of any founding team? AFTER A FUNDRAISE (in our humble opinion…) But what to do and how?
  8. 8. PRE-CLOSING Let’s raise millions! RUNNING A BUSINESS LIKE CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN FUNDRAISING $
  9. 9. POST-CLOSING BUT ONCE YOU’VE REACHED THE TOP...
  10. 10. PRE-CLOSING 6M12M 3M CLOSING
  11. 11. PRE-CLOSING 6M12M 3M CLOSING A shit load of talks with all kinds of investors Prepping and continuously improving the pitch While also trying to run a business...
  12. 12. PRE-CLOSING ...still running a business... 6M12M 3M CLOSING Narrowing down the number of investors... Term sheet Lawyers, tax advisors, due dilligence, legal contracts, etc. A shit load of talks with all kinds of investors Prepping and continuously improving the pitch While also trying to run a business... Assessing necessities, improvements and execution plan for post-closing The 100 day plan
  13. 13. PRE-CLOSING ...still running a business... 6M12M 3M CLOSING Narrowing down the number of investors... Term sheet Lawyers, tax advisors, due dilligence, legal contracts, etc. A shit load of talks with all kinds of investors Prepping and continuously improving the pitch While also trying to run a business... Assessing necessities, improvements and execution plan for post-closing The 100 day plan
  14. 14. $ PRE-CLOSING Let’s raise millions! RUNNING A BUSINESS LIKE CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN FUNDRAISING
  15. 15. $ PRE-CLOSING “...so we try adjusting the view of climbing the mountain...”
  16. 16. $ Headache after closing party ;-) But with more resources, money and advice! POST-CLOSING
  17. 17. EXECUTION EVERY PITCHDECK COMES WITH A: STRATEGIC VIEW CALCULATIONS Increase number of developers Increase marketing spend HockeystickRevenue in 5 years Hire sales managers
  18. 18. EXECUTION EVERY PITCHDECK COMES WITH A: STRATEGIC VIEW CALCULATIONS Very few come with an ACTIONABLE EXECUTION PLAN of what should be done.
  19. 19. EXECUTION Big audacious goal (3-5 years) Quantify (Sales, margins, clients, etc) Situation 1 year from now? How to get there?
  20. 20. EXECUTION Break it down into quarters. Develop- ment Sales & Marketing Human Resources Finance & Legal Quantifiable OKR’s with deadline and accountability. Other… --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  21. 21. OVERVIEW CLOSING 9M6M 12M3M OKR’sOKR’s OKR’s OKR’s The 100 day plan Actions Actions Actions Actions
  22. 22. THE ENTREPRENEURIAL INVESTORS
  23. 23. OUR LEARNINGS Great! Yet often too optimistic & hard to capture in near term execution strategy. LONG-TERM GOALS Realistic and easy to achieve. SHORT-TERM GOALS

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