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30+ Questions You Could be Asked About Your Startup During a Screening Meeting with an Angel Group
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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.
Investors quantitatively assess your opportunity through two questions during the pitch:
1. What is the potential market size; Is the market potential significant enough?
2. What is the entrepreneur’s valuation and is it reasonable?
Neither answers are absolute.
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.
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!”