Investor Connect Podcast

Startup Boards -- Startup Investor Skills -- Accessing Financial Capital

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

Startup investors need to hone their skills in order to succeed over the long run.

Key skills include:

  1. Evaluating teams.
  2. Assessing products and markets.
  3. Accessing financial capital not only for the current round of funding but for later stages.
  4. Managing a portfolio of startup investments, including supporting the startup and generating exits.

So for accessing financial capital, you need a network of investors both at the stage in which you invest and for the stage after.

For the current round, you may need to help the startup finish its current raise.

Referring them to investors who may be a good fit will help them succeed.

Reserving funds for their next round is also important. Many investors divide their total allocation to the startup in half, investing half in the first round and the other half in a follow-up round.

For their follow-on round, it’s useful to know investors at that stage so you can make introductions there as well.

Thank you for joining us for the Startup Funding Espresso where we help startups and investors connect for funding.

Let’s go startup something today.

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