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Seed Funding 101

T&E - Seed Funding Presentation

kent hoie

on 15 October 2010

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Transcript of Seed Funding 101

SEED CAPITAL FUNDING Team What is Seed Funding? Budgeting Seed Capital Required Sources of Seed Capital Success and Failure Pitching For Seed Capital Kenneth Kent Yifan Nicholas Elvin Seed funding is the capital used as the initial investment for a new product or service launch Why the need to budget carefully? Minimum Capital Working Capital Reserve Capital Asking yourself
Product launch
Feasibility studies
Viability Setting a timeframe
Amount required to sustain 8-16 months
Goals to meet Day-to-day operations
Operating cost of an office
Wages of minimum staff
Reaching growth Emergency funds to meet variance
Sustain funds when pitching for new capital
Capitalizing on new opportunities Growth Capital Next stage of development
how much is required to grow? Alternative business Angel Investors Venture Capitalist Government Bank Loans Require high ROI
Defined exit strategy Strict requirements
Often contribute technical/managerial expertise
Usually invests cash for shares Spring Singapore
Business angel funds (BAF)
Start up enterprise development scheme (SEEDS) Equity financing Other Govt vehicles
EDB Investments (EDBI)
Infocomms Investment Private Limited (IIPL) Concrete growth management plan required
Loans cannot substitute 100% funding
Collateral required
Interest expenses what is the mindset of an investor? Why angel investors? Angel requirements? What are the risk returns? Dividends are not enough Exit strategy maybe required Specific niche for angel investors VCs' prefer big projects Relatively small amount Exit strategy Strong relationship High market potential Strong management team Reasons for failure Lack of clarity Arrogance and megalomania Avoiding questions Assuming there is no competition Not understanding the market Not knowing the numbers Success!! Its only the beginning, not the end! Continue developing your product or service Conduct further in-depth market research Continue building your business plan for VCs! Expect more pitching and fund raising to keep the company going Things to do after successful pitching Customers and Suppliers Borrowing from supply chain
Can be a win-win situation for both parties Thank You! Any Questions?
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