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AFT Members Programme
We venture-build NZ startups in Asia
Describe the industry vertical(s) you are in.
Describe the problem you are solving.
Describe the solution your company is building? What excites you about it?
If you have an online demo, what's the url? (Please don't password protect it; just use an obscure url.)
Why did you pick this business idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? How do you know people need your solution?
What's new about your solution? What substitutes do people resort to before your solution came along?
Who are your competitors, and who might become competitors? Who do you fear most?
Please don't say you don't have any competitor unless you are absolutely certain.
What do you understand about your business that other companies in it just don't get?
How will you get users? If your solution is the type that faces a chicken-and-egg problem in the sense that it won't be attractive to users till it has a lot of users (e.g. a marketplace, a dating site, an ad network), how will you overcome that?
How many users do you have? Do you have revenue? If yes, how much? If no, when and how much can you estimate to make? What is your monthly growth rate (in users or revenue or both)?
What is your revenue model or expected revenue model?
If your revenue model is "Other" please describe?
How long have the founders known one another and how did you meet? Have any of the founders not met in person?
Any senior management members on the team who are not a founder? Please state their name and their role.
Which of the founders and senior management members will commit to working exclusively (no school, no other jobs) on this project for the next 12 months? If not, why not?
For founders and senior management members who can't, why not? What level of commitment are they willing to make?
How many developers/engineers are there on the team (including the founders)?
Was any of your code written by someone who is not one of your team member? If so, how can you safely use it? (Open source is ok of course.)
Outside of New Zealand, which other cities/countries do you already have existing business presence? Please describe in details each of them. Where else (cities/countries) do you wish to expand into in the next 6 to 12 months?
What type of potential strategic/business partners do you wish to work with? Provide one or two examples if you can.
What type of potential customers do you wish to acquire? Provide one or two examples if you can.
What is the total funding raised to date? How many months of runway do you have now? How much do you wish to fundraise within the next 6 to 12 months? What type of investors are you looking for?
What is your business goal(s) for the next 12 to 36 months? What and how do you wish to accomplish such goal(s) during such period of time? Any other help you wish to get?
How did you hear about this programme?
Why do you want to be a member of this programme? What do you wish to gain through this programme?
Please list the main contact persons and their emails/phones.
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