Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso — your daily shot of startup funding and investing.
Many startups raise funding from family and friends on their first round to get the startup going.
For those considering family-and-friends funding, think about the profile of the type of investor you need.
Clearly, the person has sufficient money and can afford to lose some of it with no impact on his or her lifestyle.
Also, consider how well connected they are.
Can they help make a deal with a key customer?
Do they have industry or domain expertise?
Do they have startup or business experience?
Are they an accredited investor?
Are they an active or passive investor?
These are just some of the questions you’ll need to answer to know if they are a fit for your deal.
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