Is the Most Active Seed Investor in the World1 $275M+ in AUM2 The various geographies highlighted in the map result from investments we have made across all 500 Startups funds. 1. CB Insight https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/2015-early-stage-investors/ 2. Approximated as of 2/23/2016 and includes the following 500 Startups funds: (a) 500 Startups, L.P. and 500 Startups-A, L.P. (together, “Fund I”), (b) 500 Startups II, L.P. and 500 Startups II-A, L.P. (together, “Fund II”), (c) 500 Startups III, L.P. and 500 Startups III-A, L.P. (together, “Fund III”), (d) 500 Startups IV, L.P. and 500 Startups IV-A, L.P. (together, “Fund IV”), (e) 500 Startups Annex Fund, L.P. (“Annex”), (f) 500 Luchadores, L.P. (“Luchadores”), (g) 500 Durians, L.P. (“Durians”), (h) 500 Mobile Collective, L.P. (“Mobile Collective”), (i) 500 Kimchi, L.P. (“Kimchi”), (j) 500 TukTuks, L.P. (“TukTuks”), (k) 500 Startups JP, L.P. ("Japan”), (l) 500 Istanbul, L.P. ("Istanbul”), (m) 500 Nordics, L.P. (“Nordics”), and (n) 500 Falcons, L.P. (“Falcons”), (o) 500 Kulﬁ, L.P. (“India”), and (p) 500 Fintech, L.P. (“Fintech”). 3. Approximated as of 9/12/2016 and includes ﬁrst and follow-on investments from all 500 Startups funds.
a select sampling of investments across 500 Startups funds and will not be held in Fund IV. While Fund IV has not invested in the rounds of ﬁnancing shown on this slide, at least one 500 Startups fund has invested in one or more rounds of ﬁnancing for each of these companies. The valuations listed herein are estimated as at 12/31/2015 based on 500 Startups Valuation Policy as set out in the Appendix to this presentation. These numbers provide a snapshot of estimated valuation as at a particular time and may change. Further detail with regard to ﬁnancing of companies listed on this slide can be found on Crunchbase. 40+ Centaurs ($100M ~ $999M in valuation) FYJUFE Portfolio Highlights - The Active #500Stable * * * * * * … and 400+ Ponies ($10M ~ $99M in valuation)
MANAGING PARTNER AND HEAD, 500 STARTUPS JAPAN Previously: Previously: • Fund closedɿ20162݄ • Fund sizeɿ$30m • Investment sizeɿFirst check at $100k - $500k, follow on at $500k - $1m LPs MANAGING PARTNER, 500 STARTUPS JAPAN
do? (KISS!) Pitches from 500 Startups Accelerator Batch 18 “We build a predictive AI engine for enterprise that can handle data at a scale of Lyft or Snapchat.” - Datatron “Our application helps homeowners build their home equity twice as fast.” - Homebot “The largest Korean beauty e-commerce in Southeast Asia.” - Althea “Referral management and referral tracking software.” - Auctio
I pay attention to you? (build credibility quickly!) Traction: “We launched in February and already serve 10,000 customers a month!” Team: “We are a team of former colleagues from Google!” Choose the most impressive one of the following. Pick what works for you. Market: “We are attacking a $20 billion dollar market, it’s YUUUUGE!” Awards/Press: “Listed in Forbes’ World's Most Innovative Companies!” Brand Name Investors: “Our current investors include 500 Startups!”
solutions to a problem. Why is this the BEST or a DIFFERENTIATED solution? You can get this across in many ways… 2x2 Matrix Petal Diagram Harvey Balls Sources: • https://orchestrate.io/blog/2015/01/30/reduce-database-operations-and-development-costs-with-orchestrate/ • https://steveblank.com/2013/11/08/a-new-way-to-look-at-competitors/ • http://navfund.com/blog/5-slides-we-see-in-every-pitch-deck-or-%E2%80%9Cthere%E2%80%99s-a-slide-for-that%E2%80%A6-%E2%80%9D/buckeyball …and more. Choose what works best for you.
is the best, or a diﬀerentiated solution. Why is now the right timing? Why haven’t others already done this? Converging Technological Advancements Contrarian Bet Regulatory Changes Oculus Smartphone manufacturing at scale driving down prices and improving high resolution displays, sensors, CPUs and GPUs Airbnb “No one would want strangers staying in their place! No one would want to stay in a stranger’s house!” Doctor On Demand Regulations regarding telemedicine are getting looser, creating an opportunity to build business in the space.
timing is now. Why are YOU the right team to execute? Strong Technical Ability Wide Network Deep Industry Experience …Or whatever. Why are you the dream team? Sources: • Brain by Wes Breazell from the Noun Project • Network by Barracuda from the Noun Project • executive by Diego Naive from the Noun Project
included) If you didn’t already mention the following in your elevator pitch, include it now. Order from most impressive to least impressive. • Traction • Team • Market • Awards/Press • Brand Name Investors
much do you want to raise? 2). How are you going to spend it? - Build product (hire more engineers?) - Get customers (spend on marketing or hire sales?) - Order inventory (manufacturing costs?) 3). How long will it last you?