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A fair number of really smart, well-prepared entrepreneurs get tripped up, stumble around and eventually fall to the ground when they make their startup funding pitches to the Angel Investment Group that I am a part of.
Entrepreneur’s often make these simple mistakes during due diligence that cost them the ability to receive funding. Do any apply to your startup?
30+ Questions You Could be Asked About Your Startup During a Screening Meeting with an Angel Group
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.
Launchopedia was founded by a group of Angel Investors with a desire to speed up the pipeline from concept to funding for entrepreneurs. Our resources and strategies are designed to give YOU the ability to build an investible company.
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.
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”– George Bernard Shaw
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!”
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.