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Great Executive Summaries

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Issues to consider when writing an executive summary for your startup.

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Great Executive Summaries

  1. 1. Great Executive Summaries Andrew Forbes
  2. 2. Why create an executive summary? <ul><li>Executive summaries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>put lipstick on the pig </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are the camel’s nose under the tent wall </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get your foot in the door with investors, who </li></ul><ul><ul><li>are only interested in a huge payoff from a “sure thing” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>follow investment trends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use your executive summary to make a decision about agreeing to a face to face meeting with you </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What investors know <ul><li>Taking a company from startup to liquidity event and standing where lighting is going to strike have a lot in common – Andrew Nash </li></ul><ul><li>The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity – Richard M. Nixon </li></ul><ul><li>Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration – Thomas Edison </li></ul>
  4. 4. What investors want <ul><li>One big risk – can you profitably sell your product / service? </li></ul><ul><li>All minor risks mitigated </li></ul><ul><li>All the dots connected </li></ul><ul><li>No learning on their nickel </li></ul><ul><li>To know that you know the rules of the game </li></ul><ul><li>To not wake up at night wondering what possessed them to put money into your venture </li></ul>
  5. 5. Put on a happy face <ul><li>The one page executive summary opens the door </li></ul><ul><li>Tells the investor how you plan to make money </li></ul><ul><li>Shows that you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>have connected all of the dots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have minimized the risk on everything but selling your product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are ready for money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>know how the game is played </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>won’t wake the investor up in the middle of the night </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Header <ul><li>Who are you </li></ul><ul><li>Where are you </li></ul><ul><li>What is your contact info </li></ul><ul><li>That you have a working domain name </li></ul><ul><li>That you have a web site </li></ul><ul><li>That you have a logo </li></ul><ul><li>That at 30,000 feet you are a real company </li></ul>
  7. 7. Left Column <ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyer(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Accountant </li></ul><ul><li>Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Amount sought </li></ul><ul><li>Previous investors </li></ul><ul><li>Use of funds – this is how you’re going to use the money you raise to resolve your one big risk </li></ul><ul><li>That at 10,000 feet you still look like a real company </li></ul>
  8. 8. Business Description <ul><li>A paragraph that describes your business </li></ul><ul><li>Should track with the first couple of sentences of your elevator pitch </li></ul><ul><li>Clear, concise, and non-technical description </li></ul>
  9. 9. Business Strategy <ul><li>A paragraph that describes how your business is going to work </li></ul><ul><li>Should track with your elevator pitch </li></ul><ul><li>Clear, concise, and non-technical </li></ul>
  10. 10. Product / Service <ul><li>A paragraph that describes your product and / or service </li></ul><ul><li>Clear, concise, and non-technical </li></ul>
  11. 11. Unfair Advantage <ul><li>A paragraph about what makes you special </li></ul><ul><li>Are there barriers to entry? What are they? </li></ul><ul><li>What makes you better, faster, stronger? </li></ul><ul><li>If you have IP, how are you protecting it? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Target Market <ul><li>A paragraph about your customers </li></ul><ul><li>Who are they </li></ul><ul><li>Why will they buy from you </li></ul><ul><li>What about them will cause them to view your product / service as unique / special </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sales Channels <ul><li>A paragraph about your sales channels </li></ul><ul><li>How are you going to sell your product / service </li></ul><ul><li>A couple of hints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not mention channel partners unless the deal is already in place and generating revenue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you can’t sell your product yourself, it is very unlikely that other people will sell it for you </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Competition <ul><li>Brief paragraph acknowledging your competition </li></ul><ul><li>Do not dwell on this topic </li></ul><ul><li>Hints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not say you have no competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are always other companies competing with you for your customer’s money </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Outlook <ul><li>A paragraph about where you’ll be in five years </li></ul><ul><li>Employ every last bit of your Hemingway-eske abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t hold back </li></ul>
  16. 16. Financial Projections <ul><li>Three lines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Year (one through five) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revenue (in thousands) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Revenue should be at least $100 Million in year five </li></ul><ul><li>EBITDA should be between 30% and 60% of revenue </li></ul>
  17. 17. Footer <ul><li>If your complete address is not in the header, put it in the footer </li></ul>
  18. 18. Summary <ul><li>Your executive summary should </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be one page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it clear you’ve connected all of the dots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify your one big risk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it clear how your plans and the investor’s money will resolve the one big risk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make you look like a real company from 1000 feet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And most importantly, cause the investor to take your call when you contact them to set up a face to face meeting! </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Contact Information <ul><li>Andrew Forbes </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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