E9: “Angel” podcast: Ask An Angel! Jason Calacanis & Brian Alvey answer investor questions on picking startups, evaluating founders, due diligence, how syndicates work, deal terms & more




about this episode

Ask an Angel! It’s a special episode of “Angel,” with Jason Calacanis & Brian Alvey (Clipisode, LAUNCH) candidly answer the burning questions of investors and those aspiring to be. Picking startups, evaluating founders, due diligence, Syndicates ins/outs, deal terms and a lot more. Listen and learn!

  1. What’s the best way to verify the customers of a potential investment are happy with the product? – Alan
  2. When completing financial due diligence what documents should I be asking for/what am I entitled to? – Sheila
  3. How can I tell if the founder is the right fit for the company? – Mark
  4. “What is the best way to evaluate a founder for persistence?” – David
  5. If an idea sounds exciting but I don’t have any experience in the vertical how do I intelligently evaluate the opportunity? – Brian
  6. When I invest via an Angel Syndicate is my identity kept secret? Is my name on the cap table? – Kyle
  7. I have a great company for your syndicate, what’s the best way to discuss investment opportunities with you, Jason? – Marianne
  8. What is the standard carry? What is the minimum investment? – Craig
  9. Do you only accept US based companies? – Bill
  10. What opportunities are currently available for non-accredited investors? – Pam
  11. Re: closing mechanics…should I expect/demand an escrow type closing where all the $ of the round comes in at once?  – Anonymous

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