AudioCardio Deal Memo (Closing Date: 2021–05–01)

Mobile app is helping people train their hearing. Very positive business, the question is how they can grow to become venture backable.

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Deal Abstract


  1. Fundraised So Far? $57647
  2. Pre-Money Valuation? $9750000
  3. Previous Year’s Annual Revenue: $2288
  4. Previous Year’s Annual Net Income (+ Profitable, — Burning Cash): $-64049

Six Calacanis Criteria

  1. Has at least 2 founders? True, Two
  2. Has product in the market? True, Revenue generating
  3. 6 months of continuous user growth or 6 months of revenue? True, Though modest revenue
  4. Notable investors? False, No one I recognize
  5. Post-funding, will have 18 months of runway? True, Low burn, needs only $100k

Seven Thiel Tests

  1. Timing? 1, Not sure why this is the time this market will explode
  2. Monopoly? 2, Good amount of user data
  3. People? 2, Team seems strong, though strange that the technical co-founder isn’t on there either
  4. Distribution? 2, Distribution to app store, but are the founders influencers in this space?
  5. Durability? 2, What’s to stop someone else from making this app? What’s making customers sticky here?
  6. Secret? 3, By using novel technology training processes, the AudioCardio team can meaningfully improve people’s hearing and use that as a beachhead into a general wellness app

What Has to Go Right

What Could Go Wrong

Muhan’s Bonus Notes

Investment Decision Teaser

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