What does being Investor-Ready mean?
That you are prepared to talk and negotiate with investors your next round of funding.
There're four areas where you have to be extra polished in order to raise capital:
Pitch & Storytelling, Financial Model & KPI, Legal Documents & Cap Table and Term Sheets.
So the next question is: what does it mean to be ready in each of these areas?
Pitch Deck & Storytelling
What do investors expect?
Understand if you
have a scalable business
Recognize if they can get a 10x return
Know that your team
is able to make this company happen
Learn about your product & story
Financial Model & KPI
Speak Your Investor's Language
Measure yourself in industry standards from
Model your 3 and 5 year projections and cash flow
Nail your use
Have a financial model easy to read for your investors
You never want to be unprepared
Protect your company from partners and founders issues
investors' legal standards and thresholds
Prepare fundraising paperwork with cutting-edge tools
Have a clean cap table, meaning clear documentation
on who owns what
Drive a solid negotiation and get a fair deal for founders, employees and investors.