I have spent many hours in presentations to VCs and have heard many reasons for rejecting investment propositions.
Now remember, their job is to screen (out) investments as they see 500 and invest in 5. So the odds are not in your favour!
Here are 19 Reasons why Venture Capitalists may say not to you –
- Market and Competition
- Product Maturity
- Product Life Cycle
- Entry Barriers
- Customer Quality
- Management Quality
- Start Up Experience
- Sales/Distribution Structure
- IPO Capability
- Operational Stability
- Sales Profits Consistency
- Diversification Options
- Not Seeking further investments
- Sector Fit
Make sure that you address these when you are preparing to pitch to a VC.
As they say in the Hunger Games, “May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favour!”
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