Idea to IPO
Idea to IPO is a complete reference for everything you need to turn an idea and turn it into a successful business. Complete with articles, guidelines, checklists and procedures all drawn from real life experience Idea to IPO will guide you through every stage with tips, do’s and don’ts and the critical information you only learn by having done it before.
No matter what stage your business is at or whether you are studying to become an entrepreneur Idea to IPO contains the information you require.
Idea to IPO
In the world of finance, venture capitalist Aileen Lee called new companies valued at over one billion dollars unicorns. To build a billion-dollar company from scratch is an incredibly difficult feat. Only .% of startups succeed in raising venture capital. In year, CB Insights reported that the odds of becoming a unicorn was less than a percent for companies that had raised venture capital.
For every, startups only unicorn appears.
Rarely does an individual have the opportunity to be involved with unicorns as well as several other startups. In the author of this publication “Idea to IPO”, Alex Paine, founded Smartsalary now known as Smartgroup Ltd which today has a capital value in excess of $. billion. In Alex was a Director of RPC and associated with the founding of RPC Plan Managers which later merged with Computershare which today has a capital value of more than $ billion.
Alex was the co-creator of the idea that became the world’s first laptop computer, the Dulmont Magnum, Founder of PBI Benefit Solution Pty Ltd, a fintech company that formed a joint venture with one of Australia’s largest banks, Director of Alternative Innovation Pty Ltd, a manufacturing company that has gained Patents in the recreational fishing industry, Co-Founder of Buckle Up Conference Technologies Pty Ltd, Co-Founder of the Financial Planning Association and the author of numerous business publications.
In as CEO of IOL Technologies Pty Ltd Alex was a guest of Ernst Young at the EY Global Entrepreneur’s Conference in Rome where he had the opportunity of meeting with global CEOs and Government officials from numerous countries. Also, in he received the Big Data Innovation Award for IOL Technologies work in visible light communications.
The experiences gained in this journey has led to the creation of “Idea to IPO” and its associated templates and tools for the benefit of everyone that wants to build a successful business.
“Idea to IPO” is a complete reference for everything you need to turn an idea and turn it into a successful business. Complete with articles, guidelines, checklists and procedures all drawn from real-life experience Idea to IPO will guide you through every stage with tips, do’s and don’ts and the critical information you only learn by having done it before.
No matter what stage your business is at or whether you are studying to become an entrepreneur Idea to IPO contains the information you require. It is designed to provide you with valuable insights that would otherwise cost thousands of dollars in consultant fees.
“Idea to IPO” covers every aspect of starting and building a business from the idea stage through planning, team building, product development, funding, scaling the business and beyond. In the words of one reader;
“An essential read well done! Kim”
Kim Stewart-Smith – Oceania Corporate Services Leader at Ernst Young
In “Idea to IPO” you will find detailed information covering a vast range of topics including:
|· The Idea||· Going online|
|· Lean Startup Strategy||· Websites|
|· Validate your Business Model||· Landing Pages|
|· How will you deliver value?||· Landing Page vs Website|
|· How will your start-up create value?||· Funnels|
|· How will your start-up capture value?||· Funnels vs Landing Page|
|· Define, test and correct||· Squeeze Pages|
|· Minimum viable product development||· Preparing to Raise Funds|
|· Define, test and correct||· Creating a Business Plan|
|· Minimum viable product development||· The Business Plan|
|· LEAN Canvas||· Risk Management Plan|
|· Design Thinking||· The Information Memorandum (IM)|
|· LEAN Startup Strategy + Design Thinking||· SWOT Analysis|
|· Why do Startups Fail?||· Establishing a Data Room|
|· The Company||· Typical Data Room Layout|
|· Legal Documents||· Tax Incentives for Investors|
|· Country of Operation||· 100+ Questions an Investor Might Ask You|
|· IP and Corporate Structure Strategy||· What should Founders Pay Themselves?|
|· The Team||· How Investors Value a Start-Up|
|· Advisory Boards||· Creating a Pitch Deck|
|· Incentivise Start-up Employees||· Pitching to Investors|
|· Compensation and Benefits for Start-ups||· The Problem of Dilution|
|· Incentive Plans||· Anti-Dilution Practices|
|· KPIs For Employees||· Pre-Money and Post-Money Valuation|
|· General KPIs||· Fund Raising Fundamentals|
|· Key Personnel Strategy||· Fundraising vs. Bootstrapping|
|· Key Personnel Lock-In with ESOPs||· Risks of Start-up Funding|
|· Job Descriptions||· Funding Rounds Explained|
|· A good Job Description||· Questions to ask Fund Raisers and Potential Investors|
|· What to include in a Job Description||· Sources of Capital|
|· HR Policy||· Crowdfunding Tips|
|· Strategy||· Action Plan for pre-production Crowdfunding|
|· Minimum Viable Product Development||· Emerging trends in Entrepreneurial Finance|
|· Proof of Concept||· IPO (Initial Public Offering)|
|· Commercialising Your Idea or Product||· Stages of an IPO|
|· Market validation||· Grant Funding|
|· Commercialisation||· R&D Incentives|
|· Supply Chain Management||· Country Specific R&D Incentives|
|· Boost customer service||· Understanding Where Investors Invest|
|· Reduce operating costs||· NDAs|
|· Improve financial position||· Term Sheets|
|· Project Planning and Control||· Convertible Notes|
|· Scheduling||· SAFE Agreements|
|· Resource requirements||· Scaling the Business|
|· CRM Systems||· Joint Ventures (JVs)|
|· Creating an Effective Sales and Marketing Strategy||· What is a Joint Venture Agreement?|
|· Marketing||· What is a Partnership Agreement?|
|· Market Research||· Product Life Cycle|
|· Marketing Policy and Strategy||· Product life cycle stages|
|· Marketing Planning Process||· Exit Options|
|· Competition||· Task List for an IPO|
|· Marketing Techniques to Scale the Business||· Rise of the Unicorn|
|· Social Media Marketing||· Bringing it all together|
|· Websites, Landing Pages & Funnels||· ANNEX . – Legal Entities by Country|