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The Yield Lab Europe 2020
Investing in Sustainable AgriFood start ups in Europe
Connect by Jun 30 '20
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Please describe your company in detail.
Including where are your company headquarters, primary operations, etc.
What industry/sector does you company fall in?
What stage of development is your company at?
Select the issue(s) that your technology will directly reduce:
Please elaborate upon the societal and/or environmental impact that your technology will have as it scales.
Are you principally a business to business enterprise?
Have you won any awards or prizes?
Are you affiliated to any third level research institution and if so please provide details of links, campus companies, TTO etc.
What is your revenue to date?
What is the date and most recent milestone of your business?
What is your next intended milestone and completion date?
What size is your initial addressable market?
Describe your target market, including regions, growth rates, main incumbents, and any other information that is relevant
Please provide details/market research to validate your addressable market.
What are market alternatives to the product/service you are developing?
What is new/different and competitive about your product or service?
Describe what you have done to validate that people need what you are making/providing?
Who are your competitors and what differentiates you?
Please summarize competitive advantages including but not limited to patents or trade secrets. Please be detailed.
Who are your target customers?
What is your customer acquisition strategy?
How many customers do you have? Any pilots / trials to date?
Is this a platform technology applicable to other market verticals?
What is the international regulatory landscape for your products?
How many employees do you have?
Is your CEO a full-time employee of the company?
Is your CEO a founder of the company?
Please provide biographies on founders and previous startup experience.
How do you know your co-founders? Have you worked together before?
What is the breakdown of your team? (sales, tech, operations, ect)
(optional) Gender Insights: Does you leadership team include individuals that identify as (check all that apply):
(optional) Diversity Insights: Does your leadership team include individuals who identify as (check all that apply):
Which members of your team will attend the 6 months of Yield Lab programming?
What is your business model and your revenue model?
How much revenue have you generated in the past month?
How much revenue are you budgeting for next year?
What is your current per month burn rate?
How much money a month do you spend on expenses (salaries, overhead, ect)
What is your operating runway?
The number of months before you run out of cash
Please identify your corporate structure, main shareholders and investors
How much equity is held by the founders and how much is held by outside investors?
How much capital has been invested in your company to date?
Have you received any grant funding, including Horizon 2020, or any other grants or government supports?
How much capital are you currently raising?
How are you raising funds?
Do you currently have a term sheet and/or lead investor identified?
Please provide the terms of your current financing round if applicable
Please describe your use of funds for the €100,000 investment / current funding round
How much capital will you need to raise in the next 24 months?
When do you plan to raise a Series A round and how much do you expect to raise on the Series A?
Where do you expect the company will be 3 years from now?
What is your exit strategy?
Please provide examples of industry exit comparables / your projected exit valuation and the basis for this
The Yield Lab negotiates all terms of capital investment, usually a convertible loan note with a discount on the next round, and requires non-voting board observation rights. Please confirm you are aware and comfortable with these expectations going into investment negotiations.
If no, please explain why:
How did you hear about our program?
Do you know any of our mentors, team members or portfolio companies? Please describe the relationship.
Other than the €100,000 investment, how do you expect this programme to benefit your business?
What are the key strategic areas which the Yield Lab can help you with?
Are you able to attend Yield Lab programming in Ireland/ Europe for 1 day every month from May to November 2018?
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