Providing small traders with the same hardware access that large financial traders have.
|1. Fundraising Target?||$5000000|
|2. Fundraised So Far?||$159535|
|3. Pre-Money Valuation?||$24000000|
|4. Previous Year's Annual Revenue||$7588245|
|5. Previous Year's Annual Net Income (+ Profitable, - Burning Cash)||~$-753344|
The 6 Calacanis Characteristics ("Sow Passion, Not easy mediocrity", or S2 P6 N18)
|1. A startup that is based in SV?||False: New York, NY|
|2. Has at least 2 founders?||False: Two|
|3. Has product in the market?||True: Revenue generating|
|4. 6 months of continuous user growth or 6 months of revenue?||True: Grew from 2019 to 2020 in revenue|
|5. Notable investors?||False: No one I recognize|
|6. Post-funding, will have 18 months of runway?||True: Needs a $1m for 18 mth burn|
|1. Engineering?||2||Tech seems fine but ambiguous|
|2. Timing?||2||Not sure why this is the right time, arguably crypto driven exchanges better timing|
|3. Monopoly?||3||Very strong revenue to valuation earning|
|4. People?||2||People seem fine but not as scrappy as I'd like to see, that said, revenue is great|
|5. Distribution?||3||Given CEO's background, super strong|
|6. Durability?||2||Network effects|
|7. Secret?||2||Building AWS and lower cost of infrastructure costs to small players is going to be a venture backable business|
What has to go right for the startup to return money on investment:
1. Get more small traders onboard and paying; 2. Costs of hardware has to go lower; 3. Partner with more institutions
What the Risks Are
1. Niche market that isn't growing fast; 2. Unclear value proposition besides leasing out cheaper tools to smaller market; 3. What's to stop larger player from cutting out Atreyu and offering this
Bonus Muhan's Notes
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