Anyone who comes to pitch on "Shark Tank" should read this book first!--Barbara Corcoran, ABC's Shark Tank
I have seen literally thousands of companies trying to raise capital and know that a great pitch deck is critical. This book gives you the playbook for creating yours.--Naval Ravikant, cofounder and CEO, AngelList
I raised twice the amount of money I set out to in a mere five weeks. I'm naming my firstborn child after the Evans. --Slava Menn, cofounder and CEO, Fortified Bicycle
HOW DO YOU LAUNCH THE VENTURE OF YOUR DREAMS?
"Get Backed" isn t just about startup fundraising. It s a handbook for anyone who has an idea and needs to build relationships to get it off the ground.
Over the last 3 years, entrepreneurs Evan Loomis and Evan Baehr have raised $45 million for their own ventures, including the second largest round on the fundraising platform AngelList. In "Get Backed," they show you exactly what they and dozens of others did to raise moneyeven the mistakes they madewhile sharing the secrets of the world s best storytellers, fundraisers, and startup accelerators. They ll also teach you how to use the friendship loop, a step-by-step process that can be used to initiate and build relationships with anyone, from investors to potential cofounders. And, most of all, they ll help you create a pitch deck, building on the real-life examples of 15 ventures that have raised over $150 million.
What s in the book?
"Get Backed" will show you exactly what it takes to get funded and will give you the tools to make any idea a reality.
Evan Baehr is the co-founder of Able, a tech company committed to growing the fortune five million small businesses around the United States with collaborative, low-interest loans. He's worked at the White House, a hedge fund, and Facebook and is a graduate of Princeton, Yale, and Harvard Business School.
Evan Loomis loves helping startups launch and raise capital, mentoring entrepreneurs through Techstars and Praxis. He heads up Corporate Strategy at Corinthian Health Services, and is the Founder of Tradecraft, a venture fund and consultancy for high growth businesses. His first startup was TreeHouse, a first-of-its-kind home improvement store specializing in performance and design. Evan also cofounded a national angel investment group called Wedgwood Circle. Evan got his start on Wall Street after graduating from Texas A&M University. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Brandi, and their son, Ward.
At the age of eighteen David Ash attended a seminar that would change the direction of his troubled young life forever. His heart and mind were filled with hopes and dreams of a life he could never have imagined before. That day he set his first major goal: he would become a millionaire by the age of thirty. As David tenaciously pursues his goal he is forced to confront his father's sudden death, his own personal bankruptcy and drug addiction, and his mother's mental illness, which leads to her homelessness and death as a street person. The story of David's fight for survival and success is riveting and deeply moving, and his spiritual journey will inspire anyone trying to make sense of a world that makes no sense at all.
> Overview At the age of eighteen David Ash attended a seminar that would change the direction of his troubled young life forever. His heart and mind were filled with hopes...
Here are the facts that prove that investing in physical gold and silver is the only way to protect your assets in the current financial crisis.
> Overview Here are the facts that prove that investing in physical gold and silver is the only way to protect your assets in the current financial crisis. Product Author:...
Wouldn't it be great if you could tell those private lenders to take a hike and go to college for free?What if you could cut your college-related expenses in half, or even more? There are thousands of organizations all over the country who want to pay your college tuition! Receiving free money for college could be as easy as writing a five-paragraph essay! Some scholarships are awarded based on simple things like ethnicity or gender! You could get free money for college just by having Native American blood! You can learn how to apply for grants and scholarships with ease. We'll connect you with the best scholarship databases on the web! Find out the secrets to writing the perfect grant proposal and blowing your competition out of the water! Anything you could possibly want to know about getting grants and scholarships is covered in this book!
I am national recognized as one of the top Higher Education & Leadership Development experts that provide true education plans and true leadership skills to individuals and organizations. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts degree in Leadership Development and a Doctoral degree in Education. I embrace teaching as an opportunity to inspire and empower. As a teacher, it is my goal to enhance student's skills with use of this transformative experience. Transformation is most likely to occur when students become personally engaged with the material and guidance while they perceive the advice to be directly relevant to their own lives. Understanding the diversity of learning styles and student experiences is key to enhancing this partnership. The process by which I work to stimulate this client partnership is unique to each individual. Working at the largest private university in Ohio that ranks as top-tier national, doctoral-level University and one of the 10 best Catholic universities according to U.S. News & World Report, I was able to make many positive changes and additions to student success. I am now lucky to have the opportunity to assist thousands of students around the country achieve their dream of a college education. Motivation and a positive attitude are essential qualities in an effective leader. I not only possess these elements, but I thrive at them. If you possess the passion and determination to succeed - you WILL! My passion for excellence and my no problem is too big attitude has assisted students to conquer challenges and seize opportunities by taking them further in life. I am a true believer in success. I believe if you possess the passion and determination to succeed, you will! Life, both professional and personal, is full of challenges and opportunities; how you respond to these situations determines who you are. My passion and "no problem is to big" attitude has taken people further in life than they have ever imagined.
> Oveview Wouldn't it be great if you could tell those private lenders to take a hike and go to college for free?What if you could cut your college-related expenses in...
Credit Decoded is a unique look into how credit scores work. Readers enjoy a walk-through of the credit reporting and credit scoring system and learn what they can do to master their credit scores. Readers discover how their credit rights are protected by numerous consumer laws. They learn what can be done to improve their own credit through disputing and advanced credit improvement tactics. Credit Decoded leaves readers empowered with the knowledge, tools and confidence to build extraordinary credit profiles and scores
Edward Araujo is an author, speaker, and authoritative expert on personal and business credit scoring and credit law. He has analyzed over 5,000 credit reports giving him extensive knowledge on credit trending. Edward is a leader and mentor in the credit improvement industry. He is well known for providing free consumer credit education. Edward also donates his time teaching realtors, mortgage lenders, consumers and small business owners the ins and outs of the credit industry. Edward's ideas have helped thousands of consumers enforce their credit rights and dramatically improve their credit and quality of life.
> Overview Credit Decoded is a unique look into how credit scores work. Readers enjoy a walk-through of the credit reporting and credit scoring system and learn what they can do...
This collection of essays brings together historians examining social and economic crises from the thirteenth century to the twenty-first. Crisis is an almost ubiquitous concept for historians, applicable across (amongst others) the histories of agriculture, disease, finance and trade. Yet there has been little attempt to compare its use as an explanatory tool between these discrete fields of research. This volume breaks down the boundaries between traditional historical time periods and sub-disciplines of history to examine the ways in which past societies have coped with crises, and the role of crisis in generating economic and social change. Should we conceptualise a medieval agrarian or financial crisis differently from their modern counterparts? Were there similarities in how contemporaries responded to famine or outbreaks of disease? How comparable are crises within households, within institutions, or across national and international networks of trade? Contributors examine how crises have shaped economic and social life in a range of studies from the Great Depression in 1930's Latin America to the outbreak of plague in seventeenth-century central Europe, and from sheep and cattle murrain in fourteenth-century England to the Northern Rock building society collapse of 2007.
A. T. BROWN is an Addison Wheeler Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Durham University. ANDY BURN is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Durham University.
ROB DOHERTY is a doctoral candidate in history at Durham University.
> Overview This collection of essays brings together historians examining social and economic crises from the thirteenth century to the twenty-first. Crisis is an almost ubiquitous concept for historians, applicable across...
Wall Street takes $530 billions of our money every year Every year, you and I give up $530 billions of our returns to the middle people who claim they can outperform everyone else. Most can't and we lose. The average investor earned just 3.79% annually while a market index earned 11% over any period for 30 years. www.dalbar.com/Portals/dalbar/cache/News/PressReleases/DALBAR%20Pinpoints%20Investor%20Pain%202015.pdf.
According to an unbiased Morningstar study, low-cost funds beat high-cost funds all the time. It is a myth of Wall Street that you must pay more for good performance. You are just paying for the Wolf of Wall Street's toys. Other Wall Street myths: Buy low, sell high; manager tenure; proven performer; get in on the ground floor; concentrate portfolio. Warren Buffett, master investor, says "use low-cost index funds" "A very low-cost index is going to beat a majority of the amateur-managed money or professionally-managed money." Mr Buffett also said that his secret is compound interest: My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Compounding high investment returns is money earning money on its prior earnings over time. Simple but powerful.
Law Steeple has been in financial services for over 20 years. He was a managing executive of the sales units of a number of bank securities firms. He is one of the insiders who contributed to the The Insiders Guides set of buyers' guides edited by Dan Keppel. The guides provide specific ways to save on all financial services. Law lives in New Jersey and Florida.
> Overview Wall Street takes $530 billions of our money every year Every year, you and I give up $530 billions of our returns to the middle people who claim they...