Ask Questions at Investor Meetings

We did our first round of Shotput Ventures interviews today with several startups. After we asked questions, we’d always save the last five or 10 minutes and ask “do you have any questions for us?” Strangely, several teams didn’t ask us any questions. I would always have questions ready, especially when asked for one. Here are some example ones:

  • What aspects of the business/idea resonate with you?
  • Where are our weaknesses?
  • What one or two takeaways would you leave us with and emphasize we think about?
  • Is there anyone that you’d recommend we talk to about the business?
  • What’s the best way to follow-up with you?

These are just a few questions entrepreneurs should have in mind when talking to investors.

What are some other questions to ask?

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