More and more women start their own businesses, and researchers are starting to point out that the reduced gender inequality will increase GDP and female-led companies get higher growth and valuation. Here are some interesting facts that you might not have expected to learn.
Investing is largely an exercise in intuition and pattern matching. This analysis published last year by the venture capital firm First Round Capital provides insights into the firm’s unique data on over 300 companies and nearly 600 founders, including founder characteristics such as age, gender, education, firm location, and prior work and startup experience. The analysis helped discover several factors that correlate with success.
Every investor has his/her own investment strategy and things they look for in promising companies - but there is a must-pass list of questions that helps them navigate the crowded startup space. Here are the basic steps of company due-diligence that Angel groups use to evaluate the potential investment deal.
Investing in startups is the new black - everyone wants to do it. And with the JOBS Act Title III going into power this May, everyone will be able to invest in private companies. In connection with that, a lot of people are wondering how to do it - how to evaluate a potential investment opportunity, especially on the early stage of the company. Here are some of the due-diligence red flags that startup investors can spot in a company that is likely to fail: