Capstone – Project

Fundraising Pitch and Business plan

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Engagement Synopsis

Company Overview Interloop is a software and services company that gives companies a competitive advantage by rapidly connecting the data locked in existing business systems – providing the actionable insights for making better decisions, faster. Founded in 2017, Interloop has created a unique technology platform and expert services that help companies become Insight Driven Organizations (IDOs).  According to Forrester’s research,  IDOs on average grow at more than 30% year over year.  That’s 7 to 10 times faster than the global economy! Forbes has also noted that 90% of the world’s data was created in the past year but only 1% of that data is used effectively.  Interloop democratizes a company’s data enabling business users to rapidly connect and unify data sources, gain needed insights and most importantly take action based on those insights. Our goal at Interloop is to address this data insights challenge head on and to become the leader in this space.  We have profitably bootstrapped the company to date, but now that we have achieved early traction, we plan to begin fundraising in Q4 of 2019 and we need your help! The Interloop team needs help creating a fundraising pitch deck (+ appendix).  This will include key elements from the company’s Go-To-Market Plan (Target Market Demographics and Size + Strategy), Long-Term Business Plan, Basic Financial Projections, and other Due Diligence Documents.  This pitch deck and associated documents will be used to raise a seed round of ~ $500K+ that will accelerate our growth in 2020. Host Venue Address: Charleston, SC – 460 King St Suite 200, Charleston, SC 29403 Required Prerequisites: Familiarity with SaaS technologies and business models would be helpful A data driven approach to problem solving Interest in early stage startups Learning Objectives: Students will experience first hand the business dynamics of an early stage startup Students will learn the key concepts of insights driven decision making Students will know how to prepare a fundraising pitch deck & data room Students will learn key B2B SaaS metrics (LTV, CAC, ARR/MRR, etc) Students will experience the reality of pitching and fundraising

Company Information

HQSouth Carolina
Revenue100,000 - 500,000,
StageEstablished Startup
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time

Company Overview

Interloop gives companies a competitive advantage by rapidly connecting the data locked in existing business systems – providing the actionable insights for making better decisions, faster

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Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolMasters in Business Administration (MBA)
Engagement Format -
CourseMBA APPLY Interterm (FALL 2019)
Students Enrolled120 Enrolled, 4-5 per group per project
Meeting Day & Time10/14 - 10/17/2019 on-site at host company
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours
Duration0.43 Weeks

Project Topics

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Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Submission

Key Milestones & Project Process

  • October 14, 2019 - Interloop & the IDO market opportunity

    • What is an Insights Driven Organization (IDO)
    • How does Interloop help organizations become an IDO
    • What it is the target market
    • How is Interloop sold
    • Who are the competitors
    • Review Customer Case Studies

    Suggested Deliverable:

    A lean canvas on Interloop and the market opportunity.

  • October 15, 2019 - Pitch Deck Session 1

    • Fishbone &  Story Arc
    • Problem Definition & Interest Generating Hook
    • Interloop’s  Unique Value Proposition
    • Solution Overview

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Fishbone & Ghost Slides

  • October 16, 2019 - Pitch Deck Session 2

    • Business Model
    • Market Opportunity
    • Traction and Growth
    • Growth Strategy
    • Team

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Draft Pitch Deck

  • October 17, 2019 - Finalize Pitch Deck

    • Presentation Practice
    • Pitch Deck Refinement
    • Mock Pitch Event

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Pitch Deck (High Fidelity)

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