KNOWING SOMETHING ABOUT VENTURE venture capital fund managers can help you plan your venture fundraising campaign. It can also help you negotiate and work more constructively with investors in your business.
Consider the following factors that influence the average venture capital fund manager:
There is more about this topic in Richardson's Growth Company Guide 5.0 but even this partial list provides some insight into your potential venture fund investor and future board member.
A few observations pop out from this partial list. Do your homework and screen the funds you can as best as you can. Do they invest in your market or your stage of investment? Do they have money or are they in fundraising mode?
And, have you prepared a convincing deck and a worthy written plan to back it up? Think about how can you tailor your approach to stand out among the many who apply? Do you know someone who can make and introduction and increase their interest in considering your company?
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