- Startup Funding 101: How to Get Started with Adeo Ressi - October 22nd, 2014
- Onevest Startup Fundraising 101 Webinar - August 13th
- Before You Start
- The Anatomy of a Fundable Startup, by Naval Ravikant
- How to Quickly Validate your Start-Up Idea
- The Ultimate Guide List for Startups applying to Y Combinator
- Do You Really Even Need VC?
- Prospecting Investors
- The new reality of venture capital
- What I Would Look for When Choosing a VC – Knowing What I Know Now?
- Inside The Jobs Act: Equity Crowdfunding
- 5 Key Points To Know About Equity Crowdfunding
- Top 10 Benefits Of Crowdfunding
- Pitching to Investors
- ‘The money is out there’: How to craft your your pitch for angel investors
- Take Your Fundraising Pitch from Mediocre to Memorable with These Storytelling Tips
- The only way to raise money: Make them believe
- Creating Offers
- Due Diligence — Getting Funded
- How To Close Investors
- Next Steps
- Have an On-Going Dialogue with VCs
- Hungry for More?
- GA & Onevest Present: From Founding to Funding - Building a Team and Raising Capital
- How to Fund a Startup
- The Startup Master List of Resources (1,000+ resources)
The Anatomy of a Fundable Startup, by Naval Ravikant
As a Co-Founder of several companies, an angel investor in several more, and Co-Maintainer of two great resources for entrepreneurs - AngelList and Venture Hacks - Naval Ravikant has a unique view of the startup and investing landscape. That's why we asked him to speak at our Founder Showcase event in San Francisco to almost 500 founders and investors, and he did not disappoint.
In a great speech appropriately titled "The Anatomy of the Fundable Startup," Naval broke down the 5 main qualities of an "exceptional startup,” in the following order: (1) Traction, (2) Team, (3) Product, (4) Social Proof, (5) Pitch/ Presentation.
And while all these qualities are important, Naval explained, the most important thing is to understand that “investors are trying to find the exceptional outcomes, so they are looking for something exceptional about the company. Instead of trying to do everything well (traction, team, product, social proof, pitch, etc), do one thing exceptional. As a startup you have to be exceptional in at least one regard.”
Naval’s talk is a must watch for any technology entrepreneur or angel investor: