Get Backed

Craft Your Story, Build the Perfect Pitch Deck, and Launch the Venture of Your Dreams

Get Backed

“Anyone who comes to pitch on Shark Tank should read this book first!” —Barbara Corcoran, ABC's Shark Tank “I have seen literally thousands of companies trying to raise capital and know that a great pitch deck is critical. This book gives you the playbook for creating yours.” —Naval Ravikant, cofounder and CEO, AngelList “I raised twice the amount of money I set out to in a mere five weeks. I’m naming my firstborn child after the Evans.” —Slava Menn, cofounder and CEO, Fortified Bicycle HOW DO YOU LAUNCH THE VENTURE OF YOUR DREAMS? Get Backed isn’t just about startup fundraising. It’s a handbook for anyone who has an idea and needs to build relationships to get it off the ground. Over the last 3 years, entrepreneurs Evan Loomis and Evan Baehr have raised $45 million for their own ventures, including the second largest round on the fundraising platform AngelList. In Get Backed, they show you exactly what they and dozens of others did to raise money—even the mistakes they made—while sharing the secrets of the world’s best storytellers, fundraisers, and startup accelerators. They’ll also teach you how to use “the friendship loop”, a step-by-step process that can be used to initiate and build relationships with anyone, from investors to potential cofounders. And, most of all, they’ll help you create a pitch deck, building on the real-life examples of 15 ventures that have raised over $150 million. What’s in the book? • The original pitch decks and fundraising strategies of 15 ventures that raised over $150 million • Email scripts that will get you a meeting with angel investors, venture capitalists, and potential board members • Pitching exercises developed by startup talent beds like Stanford University’s d.school and Techstars • A breakdown of the 10 essential pitch deck slides, how to create them, and what questions you should answer with each • An overview of the 5 main funding sources for startups, the pros and cons of each, and who the big players are • A crash-course in visual and presentation design that will make any deck beautiful • Templates for 4 stories every entrepreneur should know how to tell • The story of one entrepreneur who showed up in Silicon Valley with no network and six months later had investments from Fred Anderson, Bono, and Peter Thiel Get Backed will show you exactly what it takes to get funded and will give you the tools to make any idea a reality.

Get Backed, Get Big, Get Bought

Plan your start-up with the end in mind

Get Backed, Get Big, Get Bought

"Bebo sale to AOL nets founders a £290m fortune in 3 years." - March 2008 "Foxtons sale nets founder £370m." - May 2007 "L'Oréal buys Body Shop for £652m." - March 2006 For entrepreneurs and business owners alike, this is your ticket to serious money. Fact 1: Business is all about making money. Fact 2: Personal satisfaction is great, but it doesn't pay the bills. If your main ambition is to make big money from your business, you're already on the right track. Over 4 million people start up businesses in the UK each y ear but only 1% become millionaires. Start with the end in mind and you could be one of them. Colin Barrow, bestselling start-up author and business investment specialist, shows you how to shape up for a sale right from the world go: Get Backed - secure big investment Get Big - create real value and strong growth Get Bought - dress the business and negotiate a killer deal With practical advice, tools and stories from those who have done it, you'll find out how to guide your start-up business towards the payday of your dreams.

Get Your Venture Backed with Persuasive Data Viz

An HBR Collection for Building the Perfect Pitch Deck

Get Your Venture Backed with Persuasive Data Viz

Communicating your idea in a clear, compelling, and persuasive manner is critical when trying to launch a new venture. This Harvard Business Review collection brings together two popular books to help you craft your story, design better visualizations, impress your audience, and turn your idea into reality. Understanding and using data viz to persuade is a must-have skill for anyone in business today--especially if you're launching a new venture. In Good Charts, dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works. Berinato lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping. How do you launch the venture of your dreams? In Get Backed, entrepreneurs Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis argue that it's not just about securing startup funding. It's about building the right relationships, crafting a compelling story, and creating the perfect pitch deck. Filled with proven tips, exercises, and templates, this book shows the process for how to successfully communicate your vision. Good Charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas. Get Backed will show you exactly what it takes to get funded and will give you the tools to launch a new venture. Together, these books will help you bring your idea to life.

If I Never Get Back

A Novel

If I Never Get Back

Contemporary reporter Sam Fowler, stuck in a dull job and a failing marriage, abruptly finds himself transported back to the summer of 1869. After a wrenching period of adjustment, he comes to feel rejuvenated by his involvement with the nation's first pro baseball players. He also finds his senses quickening and tastes changing as he faces life-threatening 19th-century challenges on and off the baseball diamond. Through his attachments to the ballplayers and the lovely Caitlin O'Neill, he might just regain the sense of family he desperately needs. Darryl Brock masterfully evokes post-Civil War America’s smoky, turbulent cities, the new transcontinental railroad that takes passengers over prairies and mountains to California, the dance halls and parlor houses, the financial booms and busts, and historical luminaries like Mark Twain and Jesse James. Equally appealing to sports fans and anyone who likes a good read, If I Never Get Back well deserves the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s judgment that it “hits a home run.”

Help your Child or Teen Get Back On Track

What Parents and Professionals Can Do for Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems

Help your Child or Teen Get Back On Track

Help Your Child or Teen Get Back on Track offers specific self-help interventions and a wide-ranging, practical discussion of the types of professional help available for a child or adolescent with emotional and behavioral problems. The book covers topics that would be discussed during a consultation with a child psychiatrist. The first section offers practical guidance and ideas to help parents understand their child's problems and learn to distinguish between normal disruption and that which warrants professional treatment. The second section of the book includes useful information for those parents who are considering, seeking, or already involved with professional help for their child. Essential reading for parents who are worried about a child or adolescent with emotional and behavioral problems, this book is also a useful resource for social workers, psychologists, school counselors, pediatricians, and adult psychiatrists.

Getting Back

Getting Back

This is the second book in the series about Kenna Jenkins. For the people who have read Already Gone, this is the book they have been waiting for. Kenna gets transferred to Belleville. Then after an unforeseen situation, she joins the FBI and the action continues. She is still trying to work missing persons, as she joins up with a drug task force. Being in a new area, with a new group of people she has to be able to connect with these people all over, and learn to trust her new team.

Getting Back

Getting Back

Above everything, Rob Silvers is preoccupied with getting even with his college, parents, wife and others who compromise his desires and expectations. While trying to find himself, he battles with an eccentric religious biology professor who dominates St. Sylvester's College. Midst controversy, he starts a free thinker's club, and finally with the aid of a sympathetic teacher, is able to leave. Part two occurs over 20 years later. Now married to his college sweetheart, he is desperate to survive without a job or money in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile he suspects that his wife is unfaithful and seeks a harsh vengeance. This quick paced and humorous story questions whether life is determined by the past or if our choices are truly free.

ESL Conversation Dialogues Scripts 11-20 Volume 2: Various I. Casual English, Australian English, General Discussions, and Clichéd Expressions

For Tutors Teaching Mature Upper Intermediate to Advanced ESL Students in Private English Language Lessons

ESL Conversation Dialogues Scripts 11-20 Volume 2: Various I. Casual English, Australian English, General Discussions, and Clichéd Expressions

The ebook - ESL Conversation Dialogues Scripts 11-20. For Tutors Teaching Mature Upper Intermediate to Advanced ESL Students in Private English Language Lessons. Volume 2: Various I: Casual English, Australian English, General Discussions, and Clichéd Expressions - has been developed to fulfill a demand in the ESL industry for more mature style conversations for use in private tuition, as well as pair or group work in the adult classroom. Expressions draw on phrasal verbs, cliches, idioms, slang, Australian English, and more. This volume includes the dialogues: Dialogue 11 - Collector's Fair Dialogue 12 - You Know the Rules Dialogue 13 - It's a Cliché, But... Dialogue 14 - Selection Procedures Dialogue 15 - Mummy's Boy Dialogue 16 - Dating Sights Dialogue 17 - While Away Dialogue 18 - Parental Guidance Recommended Dialogue 19 - At a Loss Dialogue 20 - Backing Staff These have been reformatted for use on a variety of platforms, so that users can practice reading the dialogues out loud, and discuss the language used with their tutor or with each other. These eBooks just contain dialogues. It is up to the tutor or teacher to create their own lessons around these conversation dialogues. As a private conversation and pronunciation tutor for over 16 years, I've always found dialogues to be useful in vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation practice, confidence building, and more besides. Students regularly comment on how useful the dialogues are and always request more, which is why there are now 10 volumes in the series with more on the way. While upper intermediate level and above is recommended, these dialogues can also be used to challenge upper beginners into improving their reading and pronunciation skills. Approximately 3900 words

Windows Home Server For Dummies

Windows Home Server For Dummies

If you work in an office, you probably don’t lose much sleep worrying about whether your files are safe if your PC melts down. Company IT departments handle those things for business networks. But how about all those precious photos, address lists, the family genealogy, and everything else that lives on your home network? Windows Home Server can save the day if one of your personal PCs hiccups, and Windows Home Server For Dummies serves up all the stuff you need to know to put it to work. Forget everything you’ve heard about previous versions of Windows Server; this all-new variation has been designed for people who don’t wear white lab coats or pocket protectors. Woody Leonhard has tested it and it passed with flying colors. If you have a home or small business network, this book shows you how Windows Home Server helps you Share files among all the PCs in your home Access your files from anywhere Make regular backups automatically Store files securely Play music, TV shows, or movies on your Xbox Share multimedia across your network Keep your virus protection and system upgrades up to date Get regular reports on the overall health of your network Windows Home Server For Dummies provides sage advice on choosing a version of Windows Home Server, installing it, setting up users and passwords, using remote access, scheduling automatic scans and backups, and having fun with multimedia. Trust Woody— you’ll sleep better.

Using Mac OS X Lion Server

Using Mac OS X Lion Server

Teaches readers how best to use the Mac OS X Lion server for a variety of uses including, how to configure your network to include multiple operating systems; how to set up servers for wikis, websites, and podcasts; and how to control data access with permissions.