Sep 1, 2015

10 COMMON MISTAKES STARTUP ENTREPRENEUR MAKE WHEN MEETING INVESTORS


  1. Not doing research on the investor and his portfolio.
  2. Not telling what problem your business solves.
  3. Not showing why the market opportunity is big.
  4. Not telling what early buzz or press you have gotten.
  5. Telling Investor you don’t have any competition.
  6. Presenting unrealistic valuation expectations for your company.
  7. Not telling what traction or customers you have already gotten.
  8. Not being able to articulate a coherent marketing strategy.
  9. Not understanding customer acquisition costs and long-term value of the customer.
  10. Unable to tell me how you will invest my investment capital and how long it will last.


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