Attention Founders! Here are the top 10 venture capital investor's psychology that you need to consider before writing your investor pitch deck or preparing for your demo day
Team: Understand that venture capital investors are looking for a return on their investment. They want to see a strong team with a track record of success and a clear plan for their funding.
Growth & Profitability: Know that venture capital investors aren't interested in companies that are too risky. They want to see a solid business plan with potential for growth and profitability.
Clear Pitch: Keep in mind that venture capital investors may not be knowledgeable about your industry. So, be sure to explain your product or service and its potential in a clear and concise way.
Survive Startup Turbulence: Understand that venture capital firms typically invest in companies that have been in business for at least two to three years.
Exit Plan: Have a clear exit strategy. Venture capital investors want to know how they will get their money back.
Control & Voting Rights: Be prepared to give up some control. Venture capital investors will want to have some influence over the decisions made in their portfolio companies.
Industry Specificity: Be aware that venture capital firms may have a preference for certain industries. Be sure to do your research to find out if your industry is one that interests them.
Competitive Edge: Understand that venture capital investors are looking for a competitive edge. They want to invest in companies that have a unique product or service that can differentiate them from the competition.
Traction: Be aware that venture capital investors may want to see some traction in the form of customers, revenue or partnerships.
Scale-up Strategy: Understand that venture capital investors are looking to invest in the future. They want to see companies with potential for growth and profitability in the long-term.
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Roland Lamuel - https://www.linkedin.com/in/roland-ed-lamuel/
The hard part of starting up turns out to be the most passionate one for him. Yes, its the "Execution"
He is a well-qualified Entrepreneur who holds an MS in Entrepreneurship from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He has multi-level business consulting and co-founding experience within global tech & deep-tech start-up ecosystems. He'd be a good match for founders who are looking forward to engage with an all-rounder who has more wisdom about starting up.