Capstone – Project

Financial Model & Fundraising Strategy

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Project Synopsis

Teemo is committed to bridging the critical gap between the needs of tech companies and the skills job seekers have. Teemo also supports the growth of VC funded startups by providing the teams they need to build out their software and reach their targets. Customers’ return on investment shows that Teemo’s business model is successful: companies that hire through Teemo have reported higher retention rates and faster acclimation time for employees. At this stage in Teemo’s growth, the company is looking for a custom financial model that is sufficiently sensitive and flexible, and effectively enables planning, budgeting, and accurate and useful forecasting. To further enable our plans for growth, we are seeking direction for networking with and communicating our business plan to potential investors.

Project Topics

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Company Information

CompanyTeemo
HQNew York, NY, United States
RevenueUnlisted
EmployeesUnlisted
StagePre-Revenue Startup
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Entry Level Full-Time
Websitehttps://jointeemo.com/

Company Overview

What if finding a job was a team sport? When you're looking for that new gig, sometimes the job search is a lot like running back and forth across the field, collecting balls, passing, and scoring. Now imagine if other players could help you out by getting to balls you missed, passing to you when they find openings, and even scoring goals. At Teemo, this is what it's like to find work with the help of your team. Teemo is the first recruiting solution designed to connect top-tier tech talent with self-formed teams. With Teemo you can work with leading talent at our partner companies as a team. We have partnered with Google, Stripe, Amazon, Microsoft, and more, in addition to several VC funded startups like Slack and Coinbase to provide them with established teams who have a proven track record of success. Teemo is a forward thinking business created to bridge the critical gap between the needs of tech companies and the skills job seekers have. Teemo also supports the growth of VC funded startups by providing the teams they need to build out their software and reach their targets. Companies that hire through Teemo have reported higher retention rates and faster acclimation time for employees.

Experiential Learning Program Details

SchoolDr. D Y Patil B School (DPU)
Engagement Format -
CourseDPU Student Consulting Experience
Level
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled127
Meeting Day & TimeTBD
Student Time Commitment8-15 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment2 Hours
Duration7.14 Weeks

Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Type
DPU PRE-KICKOFF Q&A @ 8:00 AM ET

DPU PRE-KICKOFF Q&A @ 8:00 AM ET

July 23rd, 2021 Event na
REMINDER OF CONFIDENTIALITY

REMINDER OF CONFIDENTIALITY

During this program, you'll be working on a real project posed by a real industry partner. By registering for the CapSource system and participating in this Program, you are bound by the Rules of Engagement, including strict confidentiality of information shared with you. Please be respectful and professional.
July 23rd, 2021 Event na
Teams Finalized & Shared with Industry Partner

Teams Finalized & Shared with Industry Partner

 
July 25th, 2021 Event na
UPLOAD YOUR RESUME UPLOAD YOUR RESUME
 
July 26th, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
KICKOFF EVALUATION DUE

KICKOFF EVALUATION DUE

July 26th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
Professional Development Session with Greg Zlevor, Westwood International

Professional Development Session with Greg Zlevor, Westwood International

July 27th, 2021 Event na
OFFICIAL PROJECT KICKOFF @ 8:00 AM ET

OFFICIAL PROJECT KICKOFF @ 8:00 AM ET

Industry Partner to Share Calendar Invite with Web Conference Details
July 27th, 2021 Event na
UPLOAD MILESOTNE #1 DELIVERABLE UPLOAD MILESOTNE #1 DELIVERABLE
August 3rd, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
TEMP CHECK #1 DUE

TEMP CHECK #1 DUE

August 10th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
UPLOAD MILESOTNE #2 DELIVERABLE UPLOAD MILESOTNE #2 DELIVERABLE
 
August 18th, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
TEMP CHECK #2 DUE

TEMP CHECK #2 DUE

August 31st, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
UPLOAD MILESOTNE #3 DELIVERABLE UPLOAD MILESOTNE #3 DELIVERABLE
 
September 1st, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
Final Presentations

Final Presentations

Link provided by Industry Partner
September 14th, 2021 Event na
OFFICIAL PROJECT END

OFFICIAL PROJECT END

September 15th, 2021 Event na
UPLOAD FINAL PRESENTATION UPLOAD FINAL PRESENTATION
September 15th, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
UPLOAD FINAL REPORT UPLOAD FINAL REPORT
September 15th, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
PEER EVALUATION DUE

PEER EVALUATION DUE

September 17th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
SELF EVALUATION DUE

SELF EVALUATION DUE

September 17th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation

Key Project Milestones

  • August 3, 2021 - Deep Dive on the Business Model Concept & Key Competitors

    • What is Teemo trying to do?
    • Who is their target audience?
    • Who are their core users? How do they interact on the platform?
    • What do you think of the product experience so far?
    • How does the business make money?
    • Who are the company’s key competitors? What makes them similar / different?

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Produce an overview

  • August 18, 2021 - Establish Financial Model Assumptions

    • What is the company’s revenue model? Are there multiple?
    • What volume of customers does the company expect to serve over the next 1-3-5 years?
    • What are the key cost considerations for a talent platform like Teemo?
    • Research financial model templates and resources that might be helpful as you explore this business model further
    • What percentage of costs should be allocated to
      • Product / Software Development?
      • Sales
      • Marketing
      • Operations
    • How will this ultimately change as the business grows

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Present your assumptions to the Teemo team for feedback

  • September 1, 2021 - Develop Comprehensive Financial Model

    • Build a financial model that showcases the feasible growth of the company over the next 5-years
    • Do the revenues seem realistic?
    • How about the costs?
    • Does the company need to raise money? If so, how much? How soon?

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Showcase your working financial model to the Teemo team

  • September 15, 2021 - Develop Broader Fundraising Strategy

    • How should Teemo approach the fundraising process?
    • Can you help build a deck that showcases:
      • Problem Statement
      • Product / Solution
      • Traction
      • Team
      • Financial Model
      • Fundraising Terms & Use of Proceeds
    • What types of investors might be interested in participating in a Pre-Seed / Seed round?
    • How can you help Teemo best prepare for an A-round in the future?

    Suggested Deliverable:

    Using the financial model and your understanding of the business, help Teemo build a comprehensive fundraising deck and strategy

Project Resources

There are no resources currently available

Industry Mentors

Company Admin

Samuel Okpara

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Academic Mentors

Instructor

Sachin Napate 

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Assigned Students

Student

Naman Agarwal

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Student

Palak Vaishnav

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Student

Pallavi Mahajan

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Student

Pariyul Jain

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Student

Prachi Nema

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Student

Prakhar Vijayvergiya

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