• Splash Capital
  • Startup funding reinvented
  • Money Machine
  • Boulder, CO
  • Tihan Seale
  • Fundable startups often can't get funding.
  • - Win the "startup funding lottery"
    - Money from savings, friends and family
    - Fail to exist for lack of funding
  • - We say yes often
    - We say yes quickly
    - Proceeds are recycled to fund a future you
  • We ignore the herd
  • - 5 years of investing in dozens of startups
    - positive feedback from funded companies
  • Endowment backer takes an ownership stake in funded startups. Investment proceeds fund future startups.
  • Others follow our approach, startup capital becomes plentiful, parents ask their children "What company do you want to make when you grow up?"
  • n/a
  •   Not Important Important Very Important
    Solution Superiority - -
    Solution Affordability - -
    User Experience - -
    Service/Support - -
    Network Effects - -
    User Feedback - -
  •   Not Important Important Very Important
    Online Marketing - -
    Offline Marketing - -
    Mobile Marketing - -
    Person-to-person Sales - -
    Viral Sharing - -
  • Revenue-based financing holds promise for later stage companies who don't otherwise attract venture funding.
  • Sunday, November 01, 2009
  • 100%
  • success rate, ROI, dollars invested
  • dollars invested
  • ~100%
  • 1+
  • 0
  • 0
  • Based on a detailed predictive model
  • 100 companies funded
  • 0
  • one more investment
  • Tihan Seale
  • hello@splashcapital.com
  • Have grown assets under management 100x, the hard way.
  • founder
  •   Not Too Involved Involved Very Involved
    Product Vision - -
    Product Creation - -
    Business Development - -
    User/Customer Growth - -
    Hiring and Leading - -
    Fundraising - -
  • entrepreneur, software developer
  • 20
  • VC managing partners earn $1m base salary + carry
  • Market rate for my skill set and experience
  • ~$250,000
  • 60
  • yes
  • $3,750,000
  • 75%
  • 75%
  • doesn't apply
  • mostly
  • n/a
  •  
     
     
     
     
    x
  • - First-hand founder experience
    - Observing many funded startups
    - Shared insights of Paul Graham, others
  • yes
  • This is how I change the world.