How to Interview an Investor

How to interview an investor

It is essential to be prepared to answer any questions venture capitalists may ask you about Board Document Management your past experiences. You should be prepared to answer questions regarding your experience in the industry and your previous deals (how you were able to add value). You must be prepared to answer the general questions on investment including how you calculate a cap table or the most important metrics and ratios in the industry.

In preparing for a meeting with an investor, it’s important to keep in mind that investors are looking for people who have a genuine desire for startups at an early stage. Make sure you bring a lot of enthusiasm to the interview and keep your focus on the things that get you fired up about seed-stage company activities. That will set you apart from other applicants and prove to the interviewer that you’re an ideal fit for their company.

Additionally, it’s essential to be familiar with the industry-specific risks associated with investing in a startup like the typical exit strategy for an angel or seed-stage investment, the different types of control mechanisms available to investors such as veto rights, drag-along rights and board composition rules. It’s important to know the typical closing dates for the VC deal in order to explain how your experience fits in.