What are Venture Capital investors looking for?

Venture fundraising landscape Q3 2023

16 November

If you are a founder and you are looking for venture capital investment for your business, you need to give yourself the best possible chance of success. Prepare to get “deal-ready” by really getting to know your prospective investors and what they’re looking for.

We approached 40 early-stage venture capital investors and asked them some need-to-know questions that founders should be aware of ahead of pursuing a fundraise.

Some of our key findings include:

  • 29% of early-stage investors say founders are rarely “deal-ready” when they get in touch.
  • More than half of investors (53%) reveal that this means they walk away from deals.
  • 95% of investors confirm a strong founder/management team was the most important factor when considering an investment.

Download the full report to get key insights into the current venture capital landscape and practical advice for both founders looking for funding, and fellow investors.

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If you’d like to discuss how we can help you on your funding journey, please get in touch! We’re a specialist team within BDO, exclusively focused on helping growth and scale-up companies to prepare for and successfully raise debt and equity from a variety of sources.

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