Here is my conversation with Sebastien Groyer, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist
Article to the Episode: https://lsg2g.substack.com/p/7-tales-from-20-years-of-deep-tech-42f
Sebastien Groyer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastien-groyer-2438548/
Podcast Website: https://www.lifescienceget2gether.com/
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Podcast Episodes: https://pod.link/1493847125
Episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlZfrwd6iXrQ3LIANISUpP22seS2CsCEV
For those who want to listen to specific parts of the episode, here are the timestamps:
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?