Beginner's Mind
Beginner's Mind
Sep 15, 2021
#47: Sebastien Groyer - 7 Tales from 20 years of Deep Tech Life Science Venture Capital Investment
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Here is my conversation with Sebastien Groyer, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

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For those who want to listen to specific parts of the episode, here are the timestamps:

00:00 Introduction

02:35 How do VCs view planning in companies?

05:59 How to Approach Investors when Plans Change

11:00 What are Target Companies of VCs?

15:15 Are VCs Going for First Movers or Rather Established Markets?

19:30 How Detailed Should  Business Plans be when Pitching to VCs?

23:50 Storytelling – From Rough to Detail

27:15 The Reality of VC Life

34:40 How Often Can You Follow Up with VCs before Ending Up on a Blacklist

38:54 What is the Right Time to Approach VCs?

40:40 How do VCs view companies in Fundraising Mode?

46:10 The Fundraising Process in a Company

48:15 Is the Fundraisngprocess Transactional, or do Relationships matter?

51:00 Fundraising – Similarities and Differences between the US and the European Approach

56:50 Entrepreneurship and Investors – Lifestyle or a Job?

01:00:00 The Role of Money in Different Societies

01:04:00 Why Do VCs Search for Exits?

01:11:00 Valuation Expectations of VCs

01:14:00 It is all about growth

01:19:00 When Does it Make Sense to Reach out to VCs?

01:23:00 Differences in the Value of Information in the B2B and B2C world

01:27:00 The Pros and Cons of Being an Investor or Entrepreneur

01:30:00 Spirituality, Investment, and Entrepreneurship

01:34:30 What is the most important thing to consider when reaching out to VCs?

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