December 2, 2006

Bar Camp Session 1: Venture Capitalists - Sequoia Capital,India

The things that venture capitalists look for when they invest money!!! Their idea is about helping guys like us by funding our ideas… These are the 10 things that they look for b4 investing in a guy…

  1. Large markets - Address Existing markets poised for rapid growth
  2. Team DNA - ‘A’ level founders attract ‘A’ level teams
  3. Clarity of purpose - Summarize company’s business on the back of a business card
  4. Rich Customers - Target customers who will move fast and pay a premium
  5. Insane Customer Focus - Customers will buy only a simple product with singular value proposition.
  6. Pain Killers - Pick an issue of burning importance and delight the customer with a compeling proposition
  7. Think Differently - Take the contrarian route. Create novel solutions.
  8. Agility - Stealth and speed will usually help beat out large companies
  9. Frugality - Focus spending on what’s critical
  10. Inferno - Huge market with customers yearning for product developed by great engineers requires very little firepower…



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