“Financing Your Start-up 101” in 45 Minutes

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

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