South American Adventures

Taking flying leaps into the unknown

The day before Google and 500 Startups

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1am. The lights went out at SUPHQ….not ideal….Am I tired? yeah but I don’t feel like I am working. I feel more like when I stayed up late as a kid to play an addictive strategy game like Civilisation…time is flying…I don’t wanna go to bed…wanna complete a few more levels 🙂

Late night at SupHQ

Late night at SupHQ

Tomorrow we are going to Google and then 500 Startups. We will pitch our product to them. Excited? ehmmm does the bear shit in the woods?

We are close to finishing the MVP. It needs to be ready by the end of the weekend. Not just ready but tested for bugs and stability. We are planning for 500 users to join in the second half of Feb with the help of a partnership with Geek Fantasy Camp, a hackathon in Chile. Applicants to GFC will be asked provide a Fundacity profile page URL with their application. Marcelo, our investor is the man behind this plan. It is a great kickstart. I am super excited to hear from and directly contacting our first users. Early feedback  is the most important thing in developing a product. It keeps you from developing a product no one wants. Lean Startup Methodology rocks!

 

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Author: Miklos Grof

Miklos is the CEO and co-founder of Fundacity. Fundacity is making startups investing easier. Fundacity already supports all the notable accelerators in LatAm in their startup selection and management and they are expanding rapidly across Asia-Pacific and Europe. With the recently launched Fundacity Investments Clubs it seeks to simplify the startup investing process in emerging markets and make it accessible to more people. Miklos has unique and extensive experience in start-up formation, business development and venture financing. He has raised and evaluated investment offers in venture capital from angels and VCs from three continents for a variety of deals. He thrives at launching businesses and making sales in new geographies. Miklos currently serves as a financial advisor and mentor for various start-ups including Taggify (an online contextual advertising company based in New York and Buenos Aires). At Taggify, Miklos advises on fundraising, financial reporting to the board of investors, tax filling and cash flow management. Miklos completed his MsC in Finance at the London School of Economics and previously worked in corporate finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, fund sales at UniCredit Vienna and economic research at Erste Bank Budapest. He is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW, Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Whales and is quinti-lingual. He is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship and spends his free time engaging with the startup community.

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