Investor Connect Podcast

Stereotyping

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

Stereotyping is a cognitive bias defined by Wikipedia as expecting a member of a group to have certain characteristics without having actual information about that individual.

Investors can stereotype startups based on their previous experience.

This can be a bias against a sector of business, a leadership style, or another.

To overcome stereotyping, investors should set aside preconceived notions and examine the facts available.

Investors should look at the deal, the team, and the market as a growth opportunity.

Investors should also look at similar investments by other investors to learn more about the deal.

Investors need to generate self-awareness to understand biases that come into their decision-making.

With awareness, it becomes easier for investors to change their thought processes.

The startup world is constantly changing and old methods are being replaced by new ones.

 

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