Startup-Investor Fit

The definitive index to identify investor-fit for your startup.

CRITICAL

MUST HAVE

1. Lead vs. Follow

2. Sector / industry

3. Check size

4. Geography preference

5. Conviction

6. Chemistry / connection

ADDITIONAL

GOOD TO HAVE

7. Fund reputation

8. Dry powder

9. Previous investments

10. Value-add

11. Community offering

12. Co-investors

13. Board seat preference

OPTIONAL

NICE TO HAVE

14. Fund follow-on strategy

15. Who are the LPs

16. Fund vintage

17. GP commit

18. Fund performance

Use this checklist for when you are researching funds to invest in your startups. There are an abundance of investors out there - so the goal isn't to reach out to all of them, but to find the one that suits you the most.

This checklist can also be used when you’re taking a meeting - get on a call and go down the list. See if you are a fit for them, as much as you consider if they have what you need as well.

The definitive index to identify investor-fit for your startup.

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