Investor Connect Podcast

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

I’m often asked what return angels and venture capital investors seek in their startup investments.

Angels generally seek around a 30% IRR (Internal Rate of Return). That would be 3X their investment in four years.

For longer timeframes, angel investors will be looking for a 5X-10X return for a startup investment.

The longer it takes the higher the multiple.

VC funds operate on a 10-year cycle and look for an exit in that timeframe. Most seek a 10X return in the 5-7 year window.

If your company growth is low, then that signals a longer-term exit and thus a higher required return.

If you find investors are not interested in your deal, it may be because your deal doesn’t fit into this expectation.

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