Startup Investor Skills — Evaluating the Team

Startup Investor Skills — Evaluating the Team

August 1, 2022 by investor

Startup Boards — Startup Investor Skills — Evaluating the Team

Startup investors need to hone their skills in order to succeed over the long run.

Key skills include: 

1. Evaluating teams.
2. Assessing products and markets.
3. Accessing financial capital, not only for the current round of funding but for later stages.
4. Managing a portfolio of startup investments, including supporting the startup and generating exits.

So for the team, the basis of any relationship is integrity.  

The team needs to be in it for the long haul. Startups are the ultimate marathon game.

They need to know their market and their customer — very well.

Finally, they need to inspire confidence.

The CEO, in particular, needs to recruit others to the company including customers, employees, and partners.

Those who can inspire others to join the cause will do well. 

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