editor’s note: the author of this article is Eamonncarey, Techstars settled entrepreneurs, Lingvist, Kiip, Sorry as a Service consultant.
I’ve heard a lot of amazing stories about investors, many of them are misunderstandings, and some are downright wrong. Of course, some of it is true. Sadly, this is still a lot of……
in the Baltic region, there is a so-called angel investors in the face of my commitment and CEO, refused to discuss with other interested investors, let everyone disappointed before the first round of investment. The result, however, was that he disappeared directly, completely ignoring the mail.
on the Middle East mysterious angel investors have many stories, they let the entrepreneurial team suffer financing speech, due diligence and the negotiation process, but can only get a list of investment terms expire in a few months, and face the capital of BS was delayed / lost / stolen / is in the making.
then, when they find out that they have given up a company’s entrepreneurial team, there are women, and the flash of human light. Why? Maybe they’re pregnant.
these damn companies. I’ve seen a lot of creative entrepreneurs fail because they’ve been cheated and made the wrong choices. Many of the so-called "investors" are hateful personal investors. I want to write something to help you avoid dealing with them. Also, I think we should build a blacklist, so if you have such a bad experience, please let me know.
below are some suggestions.
1, financial institutions are constrained by the rules known as KYC (know your customer). It’s time for us to set up a KYI (know your investors) rule for investors. You should think and may need to know who is in the process of investment, investment, why they are who they are and how their money is coming, they still do what other things, they love what kind of work partners, their disposition and risk preference is what these and other useful information.
2, dig deeper into your target audience – access to AngelList, Crunchbase, LinkedIn and other sites that are relevant to them. Look at the comments on blogs, Twitter, Startup Weekends, mentors on accelerators, speeches at the meeting or what most other investors are doing. Are they talking about their existing investments, whether they are adding value to the industry dialogue, are they reliable, or are they usually wise to behave?
3, danger signals – if they do not have any online information description, please