Finally everyone can be an investor in promising startups and fast-growing small businesses. We do realize that it takes some experience to identify good investment deals and make smart investments. Startwise team members have expertise in venture capital, portfolio management, business funding and the risks associated with investing. So we decided to make some research and put together a useful checklist to help you navigate the investment game.
We believe that anyone can find a suitable and easy-to-understand investment model that will help generate potential returns. While it might be exciting to invest in high risk - high return deals (the industries that are not fully formed, and there might not be a developed market for such products/services yet), the majority of small businesses are not in high-tech sectors - but they too create innovation and generate returns.
Such companies are usually creating an every-day value to consumers, being able to withstand uncertainty, external economic conditions and promote entrepreneurial culture. Such investment deals will be less risky compared to idea-stage startups and enable to use innovative investment models when funding them.
That is why we created this Investor Checklist - to serve you as a cheat sheet on your journey to becoming an investor and perfecting your skills. Regardless of what investment mechanism you choose, you need to evaluate every potential deal carefully, focusing on different aspects of the company and its product/service - and seeing the big picture. Here is the list of things you would like to consider in your due-diligence process: Investor’s Due-Diligence Cheat Sheet (how the Pros do it).
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