For this year’s ARPA-E Summit I was asked to give a talk about different ways to finance an energy start-up. The challenge as it was given to me was “cover all sources of financing – VC, angels, grants, debt, everything – in 45 minutes.” The ARPA-E folks have now posted the presentation publicly, embedded below.
If you’re looking for a high-speed primer on start-up financing, feel free to watch the whole thing. If you’d prefer to laugh, check out:
- Live-playing NES Zelda as an start-up CEO analogy at 3:55
- The investor reward system in one image at 12:30
- A visual on venture capital demographics at 16:50