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10. Investor Question Cheat Sheet


Investor Question Cheat Sheet

Questions that can have long answers (30+ sec)
Tell me about what you’re building?
How did your team meet?
How does your product work in more detail?
What do you know about this space/product others don’t know?
Short questions (<20 sec)
What is your burn rate?
What’s the biggest mistake you have made?
Who is going to be your first/first paying customer?
Tell us something surprising you have done
How are you meeting customers?
Why did you pick this idea to work on?
How long can you go before funding?
What resistance will they have to trying you and how will you overcome it?
What’s the worst thing that has happened?
Who would you hire and how would you add to your team?
How do you know people want this?
Will you incorporate as a US company?
What makes new users try you?
Who needs what you’re making?
Tell us about a tough problem you solved?
How much does customer acquisition cost?
How do you know customers need what you’re making?
Will your team stick at this?
What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you?
What’s the conversion rate?
Have you raised funding?
What is the next step with product evolution?
Who would be your next hire?
So what are you working on?
What will you do if we don’t fund you?
How will customers/users find out about you?
What do you understand about your users?
How will you get users?
What is your growth like?
Who are your competitors?
What are the key things about your field that outsiders don’t understand?
Why isn’t someone already doing this?
What problems/hurdles are you anticipating?
How many users are paying?
What are the top things users want?
What obstacles will you face and how will you overcome them?
How are you understanding customer needs?
Why do the reluctant users hold back?
What’s an impressive thing you have done?
What competition do you fear most?
How is your product different?
How big an opportunity is there?
What part of your project are you going to build first?
What is your distribution strategy?
Who would use your product?
Where do new users come from?
Who is the “boss”?
Are you open to changing your idea?
What has surprised you about user behavior?
What domain expertise do you have?
Where is rocket science here?
Do you have demo?
Why did you choose this idea?
What else have you created together?
What’s new about what you make?
How much money could you make per year?
What have you learned so far from working on your product?
What do you understand that others don’t?
What are you going to do next?
If your startup succeeds, what additional areas would you be able to expand into?
What systems have you hacked?
In what ways are you resourceful?
Why will you succeed?
Six months from now, what is going to be your biggest problem?
How will you make money?
What exactly makes you different from existing options?
How many users do you have?
What is your user growth rate?
How do we know your team will stick together?
Someone just showed us this idea right before this. I don’t like it. What other ideas do you have?
Why did your team get together?
Who in your team does what?
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