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50 Questions: How do VCs make investment decisions?

By on December 15, 2011

Together with Nic Brisbourne of The Equity Kicker / DFJ Esprit, I am writing a series of 50 questions you should ask when raising venture capital. We expect the series to run for a year, after which we will collate the answers into a book. We view this as a collaboration, so please comment to help make this series even more useful. This is #42 in the series.


 So far, the 50 questions series has primarily focused in on specific moments in your process towards getting VC investment – negotiating terms, writing a business plan, meeting VCs and such like. Nic Brisbourne’s latest post gives an overview of the process from the VCs side: from first “falling in love with a deal”, all the way to finally making the investment. Of course, as has been abundantly clear in the series so far, not all VCs are alike, and neither are all deals, so while there is a general pattern that most investments follow, there are many points at which the process can vary. Learn the details in The Equity Kicker post, How do VCs make investment decisions?

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: thecurveonline.com