There are a number of reasons startups ultimately fail to obtain funding. The following due diligence showstoppers are often overlooked by the entrepreneur.
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Adequately addressing these 8 factors in your pitch to an angel group will build confidence in the minds of the investors, improving the ultimate probability of funding.
Investable companies don’t occur by accident. In fact, the opposite may be true; many companies may accidentally become un-investable. This article is part #2 of a two part series that shares tips as to why startups may be investable enabling them to obtain funding from angel groups and VCs.
Investable companies don’t occur by accident. In fact, the opposite may be true; many companies may accidentally become un-investable.
A principal goal in the life of a scalable startup company is getting external equity funding. The closing of a funding round is cause for celebration. However, founders are often left with a somewhat bitter-sweet taste when they realize what just happened.
The greatest hurdle to getting startup funding is providing the Investor with the information that illuminates your company and shows the details of why you are “investable.” That is the process of creating a world class Due Diligence package.
Avoid the purgatory of being non-fundable. Find out the investor’s view and structure of their balance sheet in an “investor friendly” manner before submitting an executive summary to startup investors.
Concept stage startups are usually funded by entrepreneurs, family, friends and individual angels. An opportunity has presented itself to you, an idea for a scalable business you see clearly in your mind. How much is your idea worth? It all depends on what you do with it.
For want of the IPO, the decades newest Unicorn was lost. And all for the want of the appropriate tools.
As Angels and VCs are tightening their fists, entrepreneurs are less likely to get next stage funding. Having a great team, pitch and front man are simply not enough.