Questions You Can Expect From Investors

Questions to Expect from Investors from The Startup Garage
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The Most Common Questions Asked by Investors

Statics show that investor receive thousands of plans a year and will only proceed to the next round with 10% of those at best.  Regardless of the type of investor you are targeting (sophisticated individuals, angel groups or VC firms), it is important to be fully prepared to answer every question that they may come up with.  Some of the most common questions that you can expect to hear are the following:

  • Why should I/we invest in you?
  • What are your competitive advantages?
  • What is your current market traction?
  • Is this business scalable?
  • At what point do you break-even?
  • What is your exit strategy?
  • What are some comparable exits of other companies in your industry?
  • Do you have intellectual property such as a patent?
  • What is your valuation and how did you derive it?

Time and time again unseasoned entrepreneurs’ presentations fall flat when they are not prepared to answer these types of questions.  Take the time to make sure that your business planning is complete, that your business plan is dialed in and that you are prepared to answer these and related questions.

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About Tyler Jensen

I work with entrepreneurs who are looking to attract investment and get out of the "Garage". I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs start companies that matter. I helped launch over 100 Companies, Non-Profits and Social Enterprises. I consider myself a serial entrepreneur, startup coach & trusted advisor. * Launching New Companies (For Profit, Non-Profit and Social Enterprise) * Expert Business Plan Writer * Extensive Network of Business Relationships focused on Launch & Rapid Growth of New Companies * Startup, Growth, Marketing, Technology, Web, Business Systems * Trusted Advisor to CEO’s & Entrepreneurs * Capital Raising Strategy Development * Startup Team Development The first company I started and sold is VAVi Sport & Social Club which grew to over 25,000 members in six years, was recognized as San Diego’s 30th fastest growing private company in 2006 by the San Diego Business Journal and 32nd fastest in 2007, and sold for over 25X the capital investment.