Real estate professionals building a tokenized platform to invest in commercial real estate. Pre-product, pre-revenue.
|1. Fundraising Target?||$5000000|
|2. Fundraised So Far?||$421012|
|3. Pre-Money Valuation?||$55000000|
|4. Previous Year's Annual Revenue||$0|
|5. Previous Year's Annual Net Income (+ Profitable, - Burning Cash)||~$-261856|
The 6 Calacanis Characteristics ("Sow Passion, Not easy mediocrity", or S2 P6 N18)
|1. A startup that is based in SV?||False: Wilmington, DE|
|2. Has at least 2 founders?||True: Two|
|3. Has product in the market?||False: No revenue for 2020|
|4. 6 months of continuous user growth or 6 months of revenue?||False: Declined in 2020|
|5. Notable investors?||False: None|
|6. Post-funding, will have 18 months of runway?||True: Though burn was very high at $261k|
The 7 Thiel Questions (Every Time Man Profits, Don't Dismiss Serendipity)
|1. Engineering?||2||Product doesn't exist yet though would theoretically be tokenized powered marketplace|
|2. Timing?||2||Lots of demands for alternative real estate|
|3. Monopoly?||1||No revenue|
|4. People?||2||Team seems good but not much outcomes from the business itself|
|5. Distribution?||2||No obvious access to customers|
|6. Durability?||3||Marketplaces have good network effects esp if you can guarantee access to dealflow|
|7. Secret?||2||Blockchain is the secret to building tokenized commercial real estate investing options|
What has to go right for the startup to return money on investment:
1. Make money; 2. Proprietary dealflow; 3. Distribution channel
What the Risks Are
1. Crypto is a feature not a key differentiator; 2. Marketplaces are hard to build; 3. Dealflow gets commoditized with other platforms
Bonus Muhan's Notes
$55m valuation is pretty large for something that made no money in the last year.
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