The Esports Startup

The Esports Startup

By Esports One
Learn what it's like to work in the fast-paced esports industry as you follow Esports One's journey through the worlds of esports and startups.
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Episode 4: The First Investor Meetings
 Welcome to The Esports Startup! Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from your hosts and community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this episode we talk about: 0:00 - Random conversation about tap water 1:48 - Intro 2:23 - Why investors introduce you to a portfolio company 7:40 - Our first in-house investor meeting 15:20 - The good and bad parts of the meetings so far 18:47 - Indications a phone pitch is going well 22:00 - Our progress compared to the seed round raise 29:30 -The ideal criteria for an investor 38:38 - How to handle drinking with investors 42:22 - Discussing GDC and San Francisco for next week's episode This episode comes with a complimentary blog post that includes actual screenshots from our current Series A pitch deck, behind-the-scenes information, helpful links and more! Check it out and follow the Esports One Medium Contact Info: Matt Gunnin (CEO) Email: matt@esportsone.com Jordan O'Hara (Marketing Director) Email: jordan@esportsone.com Jonny Hockey (Head of Biz Dev) Email: jonny@esportsone.com
50:30
March 19, 2019
Episode 3: The Beginning of Series A!
Welcome to The Esports Startup! Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from your hosts and community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this episode we talk about: 1:30 - Why we decided to start raising for Series A 4:40 - When exactly did we start raising our Series A? 11:14 - Strategizing the best way to raise Series A 16:48 - Celebrity Investments 19:05 - Timing for starting series A, early meetings, and the story of the deck 21:13 - Understanding the market and personas/archetypes 29:43 - Slide by slide through our current Deck 51:40 - The deck building process, challenges and solutions This episode comes with a complimentary blog post that includes actual screenshots from our current Series A pitch deck, behind-the-scenes information, helpful links and more! Check it out and follow the Esports One Medium Contact Info: Matt Gunnin (CEO) Email: matt@esportsone.com | Twitter | LinkedIn Jordan O'Hara (Marketing Director) Email: jordan@esportsone.com | Twitter | LinkedIn Jonny Hockey (Head of Biz Dev) Email: jonny@esportsone.com | Twitter | LinkedIn
1:02:38
March 11, 2019
Episode 2: Seed Round Secured, Now What?
 Welcome to The Esports Startup! Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from your hosts and community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this episode we take you through: 1:25 — Closing a seed round of funding, lawyers & negotiating with your investors 12:50 — Press Releases and why you should Always Be Raising (ABR) 17:59 — Moving from NYC to LA and why Co-working could be a great option for your startup 23:18 — Hiring your first employees & recruiters vs. hired.com vs. job boards 27:58 — Building our first product and the importance of user feedback 34:57 — What to expect in your first board meeting 42:35 — Finding our first office space and moving out of WeWork This episode comes with a complimentary blog post that includes some behind the scenes pictures/details and links to the actual pitch decks, job descriptions and presentations that we used throughout our Seed Round and beyond.
52:39
March 5, 2019
Episode 1: From Idea to Seed
 Welcome to The Esports Startup!  Join our Slack community to chat with the hosts and learn about esports, startups and funding from community members! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In this episode, we’re going to talk about where the idea for Esports One came from (spoiler alert, we weren’t called Esports One at first). We’ll also discuss what it was like to attend two startup accelerators, the value we got from them, and how we approached raising our seed round of funding afterwards.  Contact Info Matt Gunnin (CEO) Email: matt@esportsone.com Twitter LinkedIn Jordan O'Hara (Marketing Director) Email: jordan@esportsone.com Twitter LinkedIn Jonny Hockey (Head of Biz Dev) Email: jonny@esportsone.com Twitter LinkedIn
40:28
February 26, 2019
Intro: The Story of Esports One and How We're Raising Our Series A
Welcome to The Esports Startup! Join our Slack community to get your questions answered on an upcoming episode! To learn more about Esports One, visit our site. In Season 1 we're going to take you on the journey of raising our Series A round of funding. You'll get a firsthand, behind the scenes look at exactly how we approach the tricky business of raising VC money to build your own esports startup. Thanks for tuning in! Contact Info Matt Gunnin (CEO) Email: matt@esportsone.com Twitter LinkedIn Jordan O'Hara (Marketing Director) Email: jordan@esportsone.com Twitter LinkedIn Jonny Hockey (Head of Biz Dev) Email: jonny@esportsone.com Twitter LinkedIn
10:52
February 18, 2019
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