Financing company wants to help contractors pass 0% interest split payments to their customers.
|1. Fundraising Target?||$1070000|
|2. Fundraised So Far?||$56317|
|3. Pre-Money Valuation?||$12000000|
|4. Previous Year's Annual Revenue||$0|
|5. Previous Year's Annual Net Income (+ Profitable, - Burning Cash)||~$0|
The 6 Calacanis Characteristics ("Sow Passion, Not easy mediocrity", or S2 P6 N18)
|1. A startup that is based in SV?||False: Dover, DE|
|2. Has at least 2 founders?||True: Two|
|3. Has product in the market?||False: No revenue|
|4. 6 months of continuous user growth or 6 months of revenue?||False: No revenue|
|5. Notable investors?||False: No one I recognize|
|6. Post-funding, will have 18 months of runway?||True: No burn so infinite runway|
The 7 Thiel Questions (Every Time Man Profits, Don't Dismiss Serendipity)
|1. Engineering?||1||This is Affirm/financing for construction contractors|
|2. Timing?||2||Lots of these financing platforms showing up|
|3. Monopoly?||1||Very little market share|
|4. People?||2||Team seems fine with good experience, but no financials online|
|5. Distribution?||3||Working with contractors to offer the solution to customers|
|6. Durability?||1||Not sure how another finance company wouldn't come in and swoop this opportunity if it's this lucrative|
|7. Secret?||1||Offering financing to customers who couldn't afford to budget and save for big repairs is a venture backable business|
What has to go right for the startup to return money on investment:
1. Assess the credit and ability of people to pay accurately; 2. Build recurring revenue from contractors being able to consistently book new revenue; 3. Expand to more than just contractors as the number of contractors isn't a fast growing market
What the Risks Are
1. Contractors is not a fast growing market; 2. The category of customers who can't save and manage money for rehab is not a particularly lucrative market; 3. Construction management is also not growing at a venture speed
Bonus Muhan's Notes
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