Deal Abstract

Invest in Predictiv
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Couple of nerds from Johns Hopkin have launched a platform to imitate genomes and prevent disease.

Financials (VRB)

Question Notes
1. Fundraising Target? $1070000
2. Fundraised So Far? $435794
3. Pre-Money Valuation? $5500000
4. Previous Year's Annual Revenue $0
5. Previous Year's Annual Net Income (+ Profitable, - Burning Cash) ~$39775

The 6 Calacanis Characteristics ("Sow Passion, Not easy mediocrity", or S2 P6 N18)

Criteria Yes/No
1. A startup that is based in SV? True: Mountain View, CA
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 product
5. Notable investors? False: No one I recognize
6. Post-funding, will have 18 months of runway? True: Low burn

The 7 Thiel Questions (Every Time Man Profits, Don't Dismiss Serendipity)

Question Score Notes
1. Engineering? 1 No product in the marketplace
2. Timing? 1 Not sure why this timing is right for genome sequencing for preventive diseases
3. Monopoly? 1 No market share
4. People? 2 Cofounders are nerds from Johns Hopkins with no formal business executive experience
5. Distribution? 1 Bad distribution
6. Durability? 3 If they can build it, definitely durable
7. Secret? 1 Now is the perfect time to launch a genome sequencing preventive data platform for disease

What has to go right for the startup to return money on investment:

1. Launch a product; 2. Make it generate revenue; 3. Predict disease accurately

What the Risks Are

1. Launching a product; 2. B2B vs. B2C; 3. Cofounders don't have business experience

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