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8 Key Questions To Expect In Investor Due Diligence

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They should be asking to speak to you if you are a potential investor or a superstar hire. Image via LeadChangeGroup.com. Now you know.

8 Key Questions To Expect In Investor Due Diligence

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Getting Funded: Step 4, Due Diligence

Passionate Intensity

Due Diligence” is a broadly defined term with explanations here:   WikiPedia , Webster’s , and elsewhere. YOU should….

Corporate Due Diligence Fast and Easy - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

Corporate Due Diligence Fast and Easy. In two past posts, I talked about doing due diligence on startups. Archives. Search.

Giving Due Diligence Calls Their Due

Genuine VC

Usually you’ve already made a selection of whatever type (hiring a new employee, deciding on a VC, choosing a new vendor), and then the next/final logical step in a “process” is to call a few people just to verify what you’ve already decided. Leverage it. One datapoint is just one datapoint. 80/20 is key.

8 Key Questions to Break Thru Entrepreneur Hype

Startup Professionals Musings

They should be asking to speak to you if you are a potential investor or a superstar hire. How much “skin” is already in the game? Now you know.

How To Hire Rock Star Employees

YoungUpstarts

Hiring someone who will be “highly admired” in the workplace is the ultimate goal when filling any type of position. Rock Star Recruitment.

5 Things To Do To Make Sure Your First Hire Is A Good One

YoungUpstarts

Perhaps almost as exciting as starting a new business is making your first hire. Don’t hire someone who lives far away. Do your homework.

Hiring A Key Executive – Tips For The Hands-On CEO

YoungUpstarts

The new hire process, particularly at the executive level, is a significant decision and can be quite involved. Be Humble. Sell the Dream.

7 Reasons A Small Business Should Hire Advisors 

YoungUpstarts

The right advisor can have a greater impact on the success of your small business than any other hire you ever make.

A Recruiter's Guide to Hiring the Super Motivated

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here''s an assessment system to help ensure that you don''t hire the candidate who''s almost good enough. Duds and rock stars are easy to spot.

How to Hire Employees You'll Never Meet in Person

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Redwood City, California''s iCracked employs an army of technicians dedicated to fixing customers'' broken iPhones. and 10 other countries.

Rock Solid Software Testing Without Hiring an Army | Trish Khoo | Google | BoS2015

Business of Software Blog

So quality problem, quality solution, hire a QA assurance team. Hiring. So we don’t hire full time manual testers, we hire engineers.

Getting Funded: Step 4, Due Diligence

Passionate Intensity

You made it through the partner meeting , your email dings, your phone rings — good news:  the VCs liked your company enough to proceed to the next step: due diligence. Due Diligence” is a broadly defined term with explanations here:   WikiPedia , Webster’s , and elsewhere. Due diligence is a two-way street.

Hire a Recruiter.Now

Seeing Both Sides

That's why, even though it flies in the face of conventional wisdom, I'm advocating that all my portfolio companies hire recruiters when they are trying to fill senior or key positions.  Typically, when a young company gets financing and begins to hire, they seek to leverage the network of the founding team and their investors.

Hiring Tips for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here are some hiring tips to help you get started. Hiring is the same way. Now that you've raised money, how do you build a solid team?

6 Ways to Avoid the Dreaded Bad Hire

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

One bad hire can destroy all your hard team building work and demotivate everybody. Today we’re going to give you some techniques to prepare you for the hiring minefield. Obviously, that’s not a great hiring approach. The thing is, due to the halo effect clumping everything together this attribute is massively overvalued.

We’re hiring an analyst!

Version One Ventures

So it is time to get some help to manage the fund and I am excited to announce that Version One is hiring an analyst. Performing market research and due diligence for potential investments (interviewing customers/users, testing products and services, and/or financial modeling). The post We’re hiring an analyst!

How To Choose An M&A Advisor When You’re Selling Your ‘Baby’

YoungUpstarts

Fontillas has been quoted on dealmaking and due diligence in industry publications including Buyouts magazine and Credit Union Times.

Hiring a Leader? Vet How She Treats Subordinates

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Don't hire them. Moreover, you need to do some due diligence to find out what previous employers thought of the candidate.

Watch Out For Snake Oil! How to Hire the Right Business Plan Writer

Business Plan Blog

How to Hire the Right Business Plan Writer. Query “Hire a Business Plan Writer” into your favorite search engine. Indulge me.

Video Of The Week: Jerry Colonna on ThisWeekIn

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

We hired Jason to do some due diligence for us on a potential investment in Geocities. That's how I met Jason.

Looking to sell? When and how to hire an investment bank

Version One Ventures

When entrepreneurs are thinking about an exit, they typically wonder if they should hire an investment bank to help with the process. Since I’m often asked about the process, I thought I’d break down my advice on when and how to hire an investment bank. How to hire a bank. What if you already have a potential buyer?

How to Hire in a Bad Economy: 5 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You'd think it would be easier to hire in a bad economy, but it's not. Go into the interview with the mindset that you need this candidate, and thoughtfully explain why he or she should invest their career with you. (2) Recognize that hiring is a time intensive process that involves both evaluating and selling at all times.

8 Startup Gaps That Will Frustrate Funding Efforts

Startup Professionals Musings

Failure to prepare for due diligence. Not doing due diligence on the funding source. Lack of clear objectives/goals.

8 Entrepreneur Mistakes Which Will Kill Seed Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Failure to prepare for due diligence. Not doing due diligence on the funding source. Lack of clear objectives/goals.

9 Common Mistakes to Avoid During Funding Rounds

Up and Running

made the rookie mistake of not hiring an attorney when raising our first round. Not doing due diligence. Not having legal counsel.

How Silicon Valley's Most-Connected Exec Does His Hiring

ReadWriteStart

Auren Hoffman on hiring people to work in tech startups. If you know what you're doing for the next 3 years, hire position players.

Hiring an Associate at Bessemer

Adventurista

As an Associate, you’ll be prosecuting all stages of due diligence from financial analysis to customer references. We are looking tohire an Associate to join me and my colleague Jeremy Levine at Bessemer. We spend most of our time looking at opportunities in the cloud computing, internet, e-commerce and consumer web space.

The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi

Both Sides of the Table

seldom hire patent attorneys during due diligence but this was too important. We hired OSHA regulatory lawyers. Check.

How to Hire Your First Sales Rep

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Thinking of hiring somebody to sell for you? Here's how to ensure that you hire somebody who can help your business grow. Run your ads.

Eight Questions Every Startup Hopes You Won’t Ask

Startup Professionals Musings

They should be asking to speak to you if you are a potential investor or a superstar hire. How much "skin” is already in the game? Now you know.

10 Ways An Entrepreneur Can Build A Winning Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

That’s why they insist on spending a day with your team as part of the due diligence process. Every investor knows this.

Checklist To Find The Startup Partner Of Your Dreams

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus partnership decisions are much more critical then employee hiring decisions. This was a win-win in business, but not a marriage.

Startup Competition Slides: A Common Red Flag in Pitches

View from Seed

It turns out good investors will do their own due diligence and will figure out how they think about competition for themselves.

The 5 Major Risks of Buying an Online Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you require additional help, you''ll need to include the cost of outsourcing or of hiring an additional team member in your budget forecast.

How Well Versed Are You In Startup Investor Jargon?

Startup Professionals Musings

They may decide to acquire the startup in order to hire the team for another project in their portfolio. Unicorn. Frothy startup valuations.

10 Leadership Elements That Maximize Business Value

Startup Professionals Musings

In the investment community, these leadership elements are often called “goodwill.” Strategic proficiency. Execution leadership. Marty Zwilling.

10 Keys To Transforming Your Dream Into A Business

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, as an angel investor, I find that many of the questions in the due-diligence process give me real insight into the maturity of a startup.

Nine common things that start-up founders tend to underestimate or overestimate

Version One Ventures

The value of a great hiring process. Founders should stay involved in every hiring decision for as long as possible. The importance of reference checks. I’m always surprised at how often people still get hired without extensive reference checks. Here they are…. things founders often underestimate. The value of focus.