Category: Venture Capital

11 Questions Founders Need to Ask Investors During the First Meeting

Last week we wrote about questions that investors ask founders during investor meetings. This week we are turning the tables and talking about questions that founders need to ask investors. Most founders spend little time asking investors questions, and that’s too bad. First of all, good investors love it when you ask them questions, because it…

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The WHY in the investor intro ask

We’ve written a lot here about fundraising and investor introductions. One of the key things to successful fundraising is being prepared, and one of the key pieces of preparation is to correctly target the list of investors. Most founders start with a generic list of potential investors they get from the Internet and other founders.…

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Why sending Decks to Investors before the first meeting is generally a bad idea and what to do about it

A typical exchange between founder and investor: Founder: Hi! Would LOVE to meet you and talk to you about what we are doing. Investor: Do you have a deck? Founder: Sure, here it is. When can we meet? 1-2 week(s) later….. Investor: Sorry, doesn’t look like I could help. OR WORSE I am pretty busy…

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