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Peak founder learnings: Raising VC capital with Whale & Studocu - Shared screen with speaker view
Tom Puijpe
22:32
@Gary Vanbutsele, how did you built that VC/angel investors network?
Hendrik Kaye
29:19
How much traction have you gained before raising (no. of paying users, stage the product was in, etc.)?
Tom Puijpe
30:09
@Gary Vanbutsele, when would you seek an intermediary to help you raise money? And is an accelerator a good way to raise?
Tom Puijpe
32:00
If you could put a multiple on the value of 'smart money', how much more value would you get if the VC or angel investor can help and is specialised in your branch?
Tom Puijpe
35:54
Do you think that the amount of help an investor is wiling to give is dependant on the % stake the investor has? So for example will an investor with 5% not help as much as someone with 25%? And how much % is good to give up in every stage? So round A no more than 30% or in round C no more than 50%? (As a general rule of thumb…)
william
38:04
Just to check, what do you mean with double digits :)?
Tom Puijpe
38:28
What traction should you minimally have to raise money (as a rule of thumb)?
Michael Musandu | Lalaland
39:23
@Gary - Why did you decide to raise the round with two separate funds?
Tom Puijpe
42:03
So say you get €500k as seed, and it is smart money could you say the value is €500k*3=€1.500.000?
Simon Hurst
42:50
What is the pain point that Whale overcomes and how does the platform work?
Gary Vanbutsele
45:02
happy to share my experience: email me at gary.vanbutsele@usewhale.io
Sahan Aydin
47:31
Thank you for the information @Gary. Very useful.
Tom Puijpe
49:16
@Marnix Broer did the investors like the free/subscription model of Studocu / what competitive advantage did they like?
Tom Puijpe
54:56
@Marnix Broer, do you think the document space is a space where the there will be one winner and you need to get cash to grow on top?
william
55:09
@marnix > you then got the money "freely to spend" or was it earmarked?
Simon Hurst
55:22
Where did the investment need to be spent in order to accelerate growth?
Tom Puijpe
56:31
What do you tink about pitch decks vs business plans?
Tom Puijpe
57:48
*think
Tom Puijpe
01:01:49
underpromise & overdeliver
Thijs Dijkman | Peak
01:05:41
- [https://peak.capital/how-perseverance-got-studocu-to-investments-by-peak-capital-point-nine-piton-and-partech/](https://peak.capital/how-perseverance-got-studocu-to-investments-by-peak-capital-point-nine-piton-and-partech/)- [https://peak.capital/how-marketplace-founders-solved-their-chicken-and-egg-problem-studocu/](https://peak.capital/how-marketplace-founders-solved-their-chicken-and-egg-problem-studocu/)
Tom Puijpe
01:06:15
What the biggest problem in raising money both in early/late stage?
Simon Hurst
01:09:10
I must leave, thank you for your time this webinar was very insightful.
william
01:10:58
FOMO works ;)
william
01:13:41
Thanks!
Sahan Aydin
01:13:42
Thank you!
Gijs Hoonhout
01:13:42
Thank you!
Hendrik Kaye
01:13:47
Thanks!
Marnix Broer
01:13:54
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marnixbroer/