I've spent 12 long years ideating and creating new Business ideas and then pitching them for funding.
It's not an easy task, and often the process becomes a stumbling block for deserving entrepreneurs.
The 'Template for Funding' and the 'Sample Pitch' detailed in this ppt is meant for new, fresh entrepreneurs who could use these slides to create pitches for their own business; and use them for presentations to potential investors and to just understand their own business better!
I did managed to get my presentation within 9 slides (less the better) ... I am still preparing an excel sheet with all the financials...if you could please have a look at the presentation and help me squeeze some money out of your pocket :)
Just too good.. Thank you :)
The Angry Bird example in the slide 29 seemingly contradicts the premise?
Thanks for sharing this... Much appreciated.
Could not understand what was your point? Can you elaborate?
The premise is that - 'if a game is successful online, there's a good chance that it would succeed on smartphones'. We would expect, that an example for this premise would be something that was successful on both the platforms.
But when you quote the Angry Bird example, you mention that it's loosely based on a successful online game "Crush the Castle" - but add that one may not have heard of it (this kinda contradicts the 'popular' tag. It would have been better IMHO to quote an example where both the online version & the mobile app versions are more or less equally known / popular.
Crush the Castle is one the BIGGEST block buster games online. search for it online. Even the Angry Birds CEO mentions it one of his interviews :-)
yes, it may be. But Angry Birds is many orders of magnitude more popular and well known and generally more successful that far eclipses Crush the Castle. Also being 'loosely coupled' weakens the argument. An example where the game is more 'ported' from web to mobile and is more proportionately successful in both the platforms might reinforce the point better. Something like Bejeweled or Paper Throw (might need more research to zero-in on the best example).
Prateek - thats the whole point!
online games DONT get that well known because of the volume and audience fragmentation! I mean you are struggling to name a game beyond Beleweled!
If I ask you to name mobile game apps, I am sure you can name at least 10 just now.
Parking Frenzy - a game we made that became #1 in the world was an online game that we owned since 2009 and is STILL the 9th game in Parking on our site! It does not even feature on ur top 25!
So, the opportunity.
In fact, the game curry business hypothesis is proven by the success of Parking Frenzy!
Yes, ofcourse... i totally agree with the business hypothesis. My point was specific only to the Angry Birds example.
However, looking back at the slide, i realize that the example quoted was for both the points (higher revenue potential & likelihood of online games becoming successful as app games) & not only for the immediately preceding point. So in that context it does make a lot more sense...
Thanks for the discussion - helped me understand it better!
Have a great day ahead...
Its not about whether this is the ideal format or not. Its about willingness to share the knowledge/expertise one has so that others can get some guidance/ starting point. And thats why you are awesome!
Thanks Alok! This template has been very useful
Alok this is a shot in Arm ! I'm using your template to further tweak and optimize my existing business pitch. Thanks a Ton !