Startup Investment Guide for Kuwaiti Investors
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Investment cheat sheet for Kuwaiti investors investing in GCC startups
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All amounts are in US dollarsPure TechMarketplaceE-commerceHardwareSocial/Content
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DefinitionSoftware startup solving consumer or enterprise problems. EX: Software as a Service (SaaS)Connecting sellers to buyersSelling physical items onlineNew hardware technologyContent, user generated content, sharing, connecting publishing
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ExamplesGoogle, Salesforce, github, etcAirbnb, Talabat, fishfishmeAmazon, Net-a-porterJawbone, pebble, 3D printersInstagram, Nabd, Flipboard
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Things needed in the teamTop notch DevelopersA balanced team developers & business people. Domain expertise or passionMarketing and designEngineersBalanced team (design and developers team)
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Where the team should be locatedClose to skilled developersClose to their buyers and sellersClose to their customers and suppliersClose to their engineers and manufacturersClose to their targeted market and to a good talent pool
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Invest when team solves a problem that can cater to these markets
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Recommended Investment Stage3rd round2nd round1st or 2nd round1st round2nd round1st or 2nd round1st round1st or 2nd round1st round3rd round2nd round1st or 2nd round1st round2nd round1st or 2nd round1st round
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Recommended Investment amount150K-250K100K-200K50K-100K50K-100K100K-200K50K-100K50K-100K50K-100K50K-100K150K-250K100K-200K50K-100K50K-100K100K-200K50K-100K50K-100K
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Acceptable Valuation range (Post Money)2.5M-5M1.5M-3M250K-1.5M250K-500K1.5M-3M250K-1.5M250K-500K250K-1.5M250K-500K2.5M-5M1.5M-3M250K-1.5M250K-500K1.5M-3M250K-1.5M250K-500K
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Potential Exit Valuation100M50M30M15M50M30M15M30M15M100M50M30M15M50M30M15M
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Expected ROI if it's a homerun! (after exp. dilution)
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Potential Exit (acquirers)Acquisition, IPO
Acquisition, PE firm
PE firm, Private SalePE firm, Private Sale
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Chance to succeed≈2.5%≈10%≈15%≈20%≈10%≈15%≈20%≈15%≈20%≈2.5%≈10%≈15%≈20%≈10%≈15%≈20%
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The focusGrowth
Growth/Profitability
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