Startups · Fundraising

What are the top questions a start-up CEO should ask an angel investor early on, to determine if they and you are a potential fit?

Bogdan Mirkac Electronic engineer / business development manager

November 10th, 2016

I am running a young and small startup. We are pitching all over, trying to close our first round of finances and to attract some angel investors. There are some of them who are interested but we want to make sure that it will be a fit. If I am going to split the equity they better be interested in the business at least as much as I am. What do you think are the right questions to ask to determine that ah angel investor is a fit?
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Erik Baumgartner With experience playing college baseball and 15 yrs of biz management I understand the hustle.

November 10th, 2016

I found this article a while back that suggests 11 questions us as founders should be asking Angel investors to help make sure it will be a good fit.

https://alexiskold.net/2016/09/21/11-questions-founders-need-to-ask-investors-during-the-fist-meeting/


Daniel Weisman Head of Office at The Weisman Family Foundation

November 10th, 2016

You should also ask for references from the founders of other companies they've invested in.

Thomas Kaled Business Development Consultant @ thomas.kaled@gmail.com

November 10th, 2016

Great article @Erik Baumgartner . I also like to understand the investors portfolio (and how Investment in me fits into that) and whether they hold assets in  my market (not necessarily competitive).