A Founder Checklist for Early-Stage VC Meetings

Vasudha Badri-Paul Uncategorized

Founder VC Checklist

                     Checklist for Founders meeting VCs

Prior to VC Meeting:

  1.  Begin meeting with investors about 6 to 8 months before you actually open up your fundraising round
  2.  Send over your investor deck or a 1-pager if you plan to get a meeting.
  3.  Don’t make a fuss about being in stealth mode or suggest that the investor sign a non-disclosure form.
  4.  Don’t become fixated on one number for your total addressable market (TAM)
  5.  Bring key members of your team (check how many and if permitted)
  6.  Don’t underestimate the importance of talking about the team
  7.  Bring anecdotes and testimonials from any early customers
  8.  Prepare the right questions

Post Meeting:

 1. Make a list of the questions that came up

 2. Offer to make introductions to other founders

 3. Know what you’ll be expected to provide post meeting. Do not delay in sending over any materials that have been requested

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