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Today’s venture capitalists look more like bankers, and the entrepreneurs they fund look more like M.B.A.’s.

The U.S. venture-capital industry is envied throughout the world as an engine of economic growth.

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I am passionate about Investment and most importantly investing in businesses directly. Had a conversation with the VC Lab on the formation of my new Venture Capital firm and I needed to compare my fundraising strategy with what I can find on the internet, and that led me to this article by Harvard Business Review (One of my favourite places to go lol)

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Essential Questions to Ask an Early Stage VC (so you don't have to ask later when it's awkward):

  • What price is it OK to sell at? Ask this later in the process.
  • When and if will you write us another, second check if we need one? Start-ups often need some extra money. What will it take to earn a second check?
  • What will you do to help us raise the next round? Pick seed investors that can deliver the next round for you.
  • What if we fail? Just ask to know.

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An angel investor is someone investing her own money. A venture capitalist is investing someone else’s money

  • From that key fundamental difference comes two entire entirely different sets of motivations and processes.
  • From this fundamental difference also comes a completely different way of thinking of investing and huge differences in how the two types of investors work with startups.

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