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17 Questions for Angel Investors, by Max Shapiro

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Overview of Silicon Valley investing and the questions angel investors should ask prior to investing in a start-up/company.

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17 Questions for Angel Investors, by Max Shapiro

  1. 1. QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE INVESTING
  2. 2. 1. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM YOU ARE SOLVING?
  3. 3. 2. WHAT IS YOUR SOLUTION?
  4. 4. 3. HOW BIG IS THE MARKET?
  5. 5. 4. WHO ON YOUR TEAM HAS DOMAIN EXPERTISE?
  6. 6. 5. WHY SHOULD I INVEST IN YOU?
  7. 7. 6. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE IN THE PAST THAT WILL MAKE ME BET ON YOU?
  8. 8. 7. HOW DID YOUR INVESTORS DO IN YOUR LAST COMPANY?
  9. 9. 8. WHO ARE YOUR COMPETITORS? HOW ARE YOU GOING TO BEAT THEM?
  10. 10. 9. HOW MUCH MONEY ARE YOU RAISING?
  11. 11. 10. WHAT IS THE USE OF THE PROCEEDS? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SPEND THE MONEY ON?
  12. 12. 11. WHAT IS YOUR GO TO MARKET STRATEGY?
  13. 13. 12. HOW LONG DO YOU SEE YOURSELF STAYING ON AS CEO?
  14. 14. 13. WHAT ARE THE BARRIERS TO ENTRY?
  15. 15. 14. WHEN YOU WAKE UP AT 3 AM WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND? WHAT ARE YOU MOST WORRIED ABOUT?
  16. 16. 15. WHAT IS YOUR EXIT STRATEGY?
  17. 17. 16. HOW LONG BEFORE I CAPITALIZE ON MYINVESTMENT? WHAT KIND OF RETURN CAN I EXPECT?
  18. 18. 17. WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE POSSIBLE ACQUIRERS?
  19. 19. THANK YOU!

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