Angel and venture capital investors may receive hundreds or even thousands of executive summaries each year. With their time being limited and the competition for their attention intense, it is extremely important that the entrepreneur provide executive summaries that “Wow!”
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David S. Rose, the CEO of Gust and Founder of the New York Angels defines Due Diligence in his book, Angel Investing – The Gust GUIDE TO Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups. The careful investigation into a company prior to making an investment.
As the startup proceeds through the due diligence process related to a potential investment from an angel group, VC or Corporate VC, (CVC), the process will include discussions and reference checks
As an angel investor and leader of an angel group, I receive funding inquiries every day. Most come in the form of an executive summary, which typically provides one of the initial interactions an entrepreneur will have with an investor.
Men have typically dominated the angel investing world. However this is changing as a result of a growing numbers of women entrepreneurs, investors and mentors.
You are launching your startup! After reviewing the legal structures available, you decided on the LLC structure for your venture and have filed your Articles of Organization with the state. Now what?
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Preparing the due diligence package is no longer a separate, sequential item. Once the major items related to the startups stage of development are completed and documented, the due diligence package is ready for the investor.
There are two key factors to consider in order to be great startup advice from outside experts: Pick the right team, and always know what you want before you ask.