Investors Questions


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Board composition and dynamics after angel investment

I am the sole founder and owner of a limited company. I am considering to find an angel investor not only for financial reasons but also to have somebody experienced to give valuable input -...

asked Dec 6 '12 at 03:39
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Dan
49 points

3 Votes
2 Answers
558 Views
How to become a secondary angel investor

I'm planning to become an angel investor but during the initial stages dont want to be directly looking over all the operations. Thus looking for something like helping another angel investor,so...

asked Nov 25 '12 at 18:43
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Rock Win
16 points

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How will I know when my company is ready to receive an investment?

How will I know when my company is ready to receive an investment? I am starting a company and have bootstrapped it so far. I have produced four versions of the demo. The first fully-working...

asked Nov 28 '12 at 11:10
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Gunshor
1 point

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Seed funding question

We are in our seed round and the investors are asking for preferred shares of the company and terms that they own a percentage of the code/software and a percentage of the patent rights. We are...

asked Nov 30 '12 at 14:46
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Devin Shavenoff
8 points

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How to expose my startup to seed investors instead of cold calling them?

How can I expose my startup to seed and angel investors instead of cold calling them? Is there any way to get feedback from them? In Silicon Valley or other major startup scenes.

asked Dec 1 '12 at 09:46
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John S
184 points

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693 Views
Should I give an investor equity for a short term investment?

We are not so much a start up company; been doing business for over 7 years and started off with an investor which was considered a loan with interest. Now we are up to receive anywhere from...

asked Nov 16 '12 at 18:01
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Andrea Wilson
6 points

4 Votes
2 Answers
885 Views
Consequences with investors if company doesn't meet agreed milestones

I have a few questions about promised milestones to investors. Is it common to include very specific milestones in the term sheet? What are the consequences if you fail to meet them? Losing Board...

asked Oct 19 '12 at 05:02
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Wewill See
53 points

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1 Answers
587 Views
Is it unattractive to investors if I have a 51% Anti-Dilution Provision?

Will investors be turned off if i own 51% of the company and have an Anti-Dilution clause that keeps me at 51%? I expect I will go through several rounds of 3rd party investing in my start-up.

asked Oct 29 '12 at 06:02
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Dragonman
120 points

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Is it okay to shop around for incubators

I'm meeting with a local incubator tomorrow and I would like to know if it's okay to tell them I'm going to "shop around". I want to talk to other incubators and see what they can bring to the...

asked Oct 30 '12 at 23:10
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Dragonman
120 points

4 Votes
1 Answers
894 Views
Should I get investors to sign an NDA before sharing my idea?

I have an idea for a company and I want to share it with potential investors. I'm a bit concerned about my ability to protect the idea. Should I get them to sign an NDA? Would that scare investors...

asked Oct 18 '12 at 05:56
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Sarah Simpson
23 points

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3 Answers
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Start up is getting offer to have website developed for "profit sharing"

I have an idea for a website that myself and a partner have started to get going. One of our first steps was speaking with a web developer. The site may run over our budget. The developer (who is a...

asked Sep 19 '12 at 10:28
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Melissa
6 points

3 Votes
1 Answers
1.08K Views
How to structure even number of board of directors?

We are in the process of setting up a board structure for our startup. Everybody on the board will have their own veto rights on important matters, such as capital injection, spending limits,...

asked Sep 12 '12 at 19:27
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Jaxons
16 points

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4 Answers
827 Views
What to do when an investor ask for a percentage of future revenues

We have a profitable hardware and SaaS business. some clients want to obtain a 12-month financing to buy our hardware. we need extra money to allow it. that would increase our monthly income by...

asked Aug 24 '12 at 02:14
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Sd Reyes
156 points

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2 Answers
698 Views
Am I worrying too much about my IP?

I've spent the better part of the last several years developing a product/algorithm, and although I lack the time/funds to do an exhaustive patent search, I'm 99.99% certain that the algorithm is...

asked Aug 28 '12 at 02:56
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H Y Wl Dya46v Zp0tjt N Wq F
8 points

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899 Views
Working @ Startup. Need help reading their most recent SEC Filing

Our Company just raised another round of funding (5MM). I took a peak at the SEC filing and it was confusing. See below: Total Offering Amount $18,500,000 USD Total Amount Sold $9,777,138 USD...

asked Aug 28 '12 at 03:49
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User19426
8 points

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Selling an idea in the public sector

Me and my partner are working on an idea for a text (SMS) service that we intend to pitch to the National Health Service in the UK as it could potentially save them a lot of money. However, minus...

asked Jul 11 '12 at 16:57
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Sebastian
101 points

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Approaching Angels by E-Mail - How much information should I expose?

I consider contacting a few potential angel investors through E-mail, for my yet to be founded startup. My Executive Summary is ready to be sent, but I'm wondering if its safe to send it right...

asked Jul 22 '12 at 02:51
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Orchestrator
149 points

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How much time should be spent on expandability in front of investors?

I have five minutes to present a web app in front of investors (well, actually they are contest judges, but they are still looking for an app that will take off), and then I get five minutes for...

asked Jun 21 '12 at 05:18
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Tyjkenn
103 points

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2 Answers
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The Dream Team - What investors look for?

I know that the first thing investors look for is a good strong team. Until recently, I thought that just meant the founder and co-founders. However, I was just checking out angelist, and most of...

asked Jun 27 '12 at 04:51
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Derek
164 points

16 Votes
5 Answers
2.67K Views
Losing Controlling Interest in a company, can that be bad?

Basically I have been lucky to get spotted by some angel investors and will be signing £60,000 for 60% of my current business come thursday, which will really boost my start-up massively and...

asked Jul 4 '12 at 07:18
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Owen O'neill
83 points