Understanding that successful pre-seed & seed fundraising is efficiency game: when ‘spray and pray’ is not an option

Source: Google Search
Source: DocSend Startup Index
Source: DocSend Stratup Index
  1. Does this person have a genuine interest in my sector? Did she invest in complementary startups that ended up being crazy successful?
  2. What is her background?
  3. Do they invest at my stage? What percentage of their portfolio is comprised of companies at this stage?
  4. What are the most important factors they consider as they make investment decisions? Any specific metrics? Interpersonal traits?
  5. How do they behave when sh*t hits the fan? The best way to source this data is to talk to their portfolio companies that went bankrupt. How do they respond to challenges and failure, and do they show a capacity to form long-term relationships with founders through thick and thin?

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Stanford GSB alum, early stage VC in consumer and SaaS, angel investor in ClassPass and Vinebox

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Olga Maslikhova

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Stanford GSB alum, early stage VC in consumer and SaaS, angel investor in ClassPass and Vinebox

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