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One dark rainy night on a muddy hillside in Germany, I learned what it meant to be a great organization.
If this research were to uncover the ‘secret sauce’, entrepreneurs could prepare accordingly and drastically increase their probability of successfully acquiring the funding.
An entrepreneur without funding is a musician without an instrument.― Robert A. Rice Jr.
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 with a broad base of the start-ups’ constituents.
The process of obtaining investment funding from Venture Capital Firms, (VCs) is typically difficult and time consuming for the entrepreneur. There are hundreds of VCs and each focus on different criteria. As a result, a targeted approach by the entrepreneur may be appropriate.
The key is that they are engaging and actively seek to understand all potential alternative points of view in the decision-making process.
Startup due diligence is one of the most important components of the funding process for a new business…
Every scalable startup will require external funding. A great team with an amazing idea where there is a clear demand is still doomed without the finances to make it happen.
Entrepreneurs have numerous options for obtaining funding to explore and validate their startup concept.