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Preparing for Angel Investment

Preparing for Angel Investment

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Published by: Subhash Karri on Jul 19, 2012
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Preparing for Angel Investment

Padmaja Ruparel Indian Angel Network

The Market
 What is the space where you will operate  Is it large and rapidly growing  What is the competition to your product  What is your strategy to deal with competition  Has any market validation happened

The Proposition
 Clear definition of product or service  Is it already developed or can you validate that it can be developed  Have you clearly defined your customer  Why is your product / service necessary  Is it doing something Different / Differently  Is it “need to have” / “nice to have”  If IP based, patenting status

     How will you deliver Experience of pilots, prototypes etc What is your sales / marketing plan Scaling up plan Risks / mitigating plan

Team is fundamental to early stage venture, providing the best collateral for an investor
 Track record  Coverage of skills – finance, technical, marketing, etc  Stock/compensation plan  Advisers, etc.

 Current / Projected for next 3 years  When will it break even  Self investment & funding received till date  Investment sought  Valuation expectation

 Building an exit option is necessary for yourself, your team, and your investors  Investors will monetize their investment
 How  When  What

And Finally
 Put some of your skin in the game  Getting a high valuation early can be fatal  Size of the pie wins every time over share of the pie  Ideas are a dime a dozen, its execution, execution, execution !!

Thank you
Do write in to us at : info@indianangelnetwork.com

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