What do you look for in an investment deal?
Securing funding can be a challenge, so it can be tempting to jump at the first offer. But how can you tell a good investment deal from a bad one?
What are the things you should look for in a business investor, as well as the deal they are offering?
What are red flags to avoid?
Investors look for experienced entrepreneurs and management teams with a track record of high performance and leadership in the company's industry or in prior ventures. Most investors will research your business experience and your background in the industry.
No matter which path you choose — investor or trader, find your place in the market. In other words, you don't need to invest in everything. It is impossible to cover all financial instruments. Determine what your goals are and what you need to achieve them. Think about what you know best, what tools you can trade best — and only deal with them. Explore opportunities, or take advice, follow smart investors or executives in this niche to understand where to go
Helped buy out two startups. You need to look for people who are straight talkers, clearly laid out plans - nothing whimsical, needs to be clear, transparent business communication. Another thing is, Trust your gut, if the deal feels off, walk away - being stuck in a bad deal vs not having a deal - what seems worse? My guess is the first one....