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Guide pour présenter votre Business Plan de Startup

Guide pour présenter votre Business Plan de Startup
(Ce post sera mis à jour en fonction des retours de mes lecteurs, n’hésitez pas à en laisser en commentaire) Depuis le lancement de Kima Ventures avec Xavier Niel en février 2010, nous avons reçu via notre site plusieurs milliers de business plans en provenance du monde entier. La grande majorité des business plans sont reçus via notre site internet, lui-même relié à notre base de données de startups. Nous avons investi dans plus de 130 startups (une partie apparait sur notre site) dans 18 pays, de la Chine au Nicaragua en passant par le Pakistan, Israël, la Norvége ou la Suisse. Lire des business plans peut être une activité agréable mais, pour que cela soit vrai, il faut que celui-ci réponde clairement aux questions que se pose un investisseur sans développer de détails inutiles. Pas la peine donc de présenter l’évolution de la taille du marché du e-commerce au cours des 10 dernières années quand vous présentez un dossier de vente de pin’s sur Internet Parlons donc contenu désormais.

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