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50 questions: What is the first document I should put in front of a VC?
This week (and for the next two of his columns), Nic is focusing on how to get your business down in writing to maximise your chances of a productive meeting with investors. Like Nic, I am a great...
- Posted 690 days ago
50 questions: How does a VC consider competition?
How a venture capitalist considers the competition for a potential investee company is critical to whether they ultimately decide to invest.
- Posted 718 days ago
50 questions: How does a VC evaluate a company’s product?
One of the big trends in startup financing is that value is being created earlier in the life of a company and the VCs who want to invest before the value inflexion point increasingly need to evaluate...
- Posted 775 days ago
How does a VC value a business?
‘What is my business worth?’ is a question every entrepreneur and investor asks themselves all the time. Nic Brisbourne of DFJ Esprit provides some answers.
- Posted 809 days ago
How does the structure of the VC industry impact investment strategy?
As Nic and I try to demystify the venture capital industry, we decided it was important to help entrepreneurs understand the pressures on the VCs to whom they are pitching.
- Posted 836 days ago
50 questions: What does an LP look for in a venture capital fund manager?
Few entrepreneurs take the time to realise that VCs are often under the same pressure as startups: they have to find capital, satisfy their investors and keep up with a changing market.
- Posted 886 days ago
The 50 questions homepage
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...
- Posted 899 days ago