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How investors do a due diligence on early-stage startups

While it’s difficult to generalize, the due diligence processes that investors go through after they are introduced to a startup usually means trying to better understand the context and qualities of the startup. This can involve a few things: 1. Market research and traction One of the biggest things investor look out for is the…

My cofounder’s stake, objectively – Part 2

Now in continuation of the previous post, let us consider one Founding Team with three cofounders. As I said early, one can split and change each value by a percentage no more than twice the number of cofounders. With 3 in a team, the ideal is 33.33% for each. However, basis on certain parameters I…

Steps to angel investment

Angel investment in 7 simple steps

As a startup, securing an angel investment from an investor is a great opportunity. While venture capitalists usually focus on larger investments and may be very hands-off, an angel investor is more flexible and may be willing to work with you as a mentor. How do you get the attention of an angel investor and…

Investor ready

Are you “investor ready”?

We ask this question often – Is your startup investor ready? I will reveal the most received answer at the bottom of the article. So read on………. What exactly investor readiness means to you? Considering every startup is distinctive in its own way, how do you generalize? We have been investing and have many friends in the…