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1 Partners Innovation Fund Approaching Investors September 22, 2010

2 2 Approaching an Investor NETWORKING –Get an introduction –Personal network –Entrepreneurial organizations – WPI Venture Forum, MIT, TCN, ACG DO YOUR DILIGENCE –Industry focus – have they done deals in the industry –Size – average funding provided – initial, follow-on –Stage of development – concept, revenue, team –Referral path – introductions to others –Reputation –Experience, track record –Style & interaction with management –Process

3 3 Tools Business Plan –Goal – GET THE 1 ST MEETING (GOAL OF MEETING – GET THE 2 ND ) –DYNAMIC PROCESS –SALES DOCUMENT Presentation

4 4 Plan Components Executive Summary Definition of product/service Define market - specifically your target markets Define sales and marketing strategy Define operational strategy Management team Financials Appendix

5 5 Your Presentation HOW MANY SLIDES? –Less is more but have some in reserve SHORTER IS BETTER? –Clear and simple language – no jargon –Content, not bells and whistles –Crisp slides

6 6 Presentation Outline Overview The Problem Your Solution The Business Model Technology – the magic sauce Competition Sales and Marketing The Team Financials Milestones

7 7 What Not to Say We have no competition. This is an $80 Billion market. Even if we get 1% of the market we will be an $X million company. We have talked to Medtronic, Siemens, Merck and Johnson and Johnson and they are all interested in our product.

8 Robert J. Creeden, Managing Partner Partners Innovation Fund (617) (617)


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