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Slides to my talk to the 500 Startups Batch 5 on fundraising for startups.

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  • 1. FUNDRAISING YOU + WHAT THE RISE OF THE ANGELS MEANS FOR YOUPAUL SINGH500 Startups @paulsingh

2. VENTURE CAPITAL IS ABUSINESS AND OPEN TOATTACK BY STARTUPSWITH DISRUPTIVE NEWBUSINESS MODELS ANDTECHNOLOGY.-- NAVAL RAVIKANT (@naval) 3. GETTING TO KNOW500 STARTUPSBECAUSE WERE KIND OF A BIG DEALPAUL SINGH @paulsinghangel.co/paulsingh 4. A (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING 5. WHY IS IT SO HARD TORAISE MONEYFOR ME? 6. THE ODDS AREAGAINST YOU EVERYONE ELSE IS RAISING MONEY TOO 7. FIRSTIMPRESSIONSMATTERGET AN INTRO. ALWAYS. 8. YOUR #1 GOAL IN LIFE (AND FUNDRAISING) DONT BEWEIRD 9. YOUR SOLUTION ISNOT MY PROBLEM 10. SOCIAL PROOF | RECIPROCITYPATTERN RECOGNITION | CURIOSITYRETURNS | SCARCITY | TRACTION 11. DEMO > DECK 12. GET TO YESTHEN TALK TERMS 13. SO WHAT IS THISANGELLIST YOU SPEAK OF? 14. GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS 15. GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS 16. GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS 17. GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS 18. GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS 19. GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS 20. YOUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO GET INTO THEACTIVITY FEED 21. ITS ALL ABOUT THEFOLLOWS 22. YEAH, BUT HOWS THAT DIFFERENT THANREAL LIFE? (ITS NOT) 23. TIPS, TRICKS, PLEASE DOS, & PLEASE DONTSMAKE IT RAINIVE THOUGHT WAYYYY TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS 24. TIPS & TRICKS 25. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)TIPS & TRICKS 26. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsTIPS & TRICKS 27. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsbe condent, without being a dickTIPS & TRICKS 28. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsbe condent, without being a dicksurgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail themTIPS & TRICKS 29. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsbe condent, without being a dicksurgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail themTIPS & TRICKSsales 101: sell what they want, not what you need 30. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsbe condent, without being a dicksurgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail themTIPS & TRICKSsales 101: sell what they want, not what you needangels != VC 31. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsbe condent, without being a dicksurgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail themTIPS & TRICKSsales 101: sell what they want, not what you needangels != VCfaces > names && images > text 32. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the rst 30 secondsbe condent, without being a dicksurgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail themTIPS & TRICKSsales 101: sell what they want, not what you needangels != VCfaces > names && images > textinvestors are not banks 33. DOS & DONTSWHEN IN DOUBT, DO NOT INNOVATE IN FINANCE OR LEGAL 34. FUNDRAISINGIS A PROCESS 35. BY ITS NATURE, THEINTERNET UNDERMINEDANYONE WHOSE STATUSDEPENDED ON APRIVILEGED ACCESS TOINFORMATION.-- MICHAEL LEWIS 36. FUNDRAISING YOU + WHAT THE RISE OF THE ANGELS MEANS FOR YOUPAUL SINGH500 Startups @paulsingh