There are dozens of ways to approach startup investing based on your personal circumstances. Which approach is best for you? Let us help you find out!
Worked for a tech startup
Founded a business
Started my own practice (doctor, lawyer, etc)
None at all
Check all that apply
I want to make money
My friends / colleagues invest in startups and it sounds interesting
I believe that I can make the world a better place by investing in startups
I understand the struggle of an entrepreneur and want to pay-it-forward
I believe its a great way to develop my local economy
I'm looking for my next challenge
Yes, I want to invest close to me
Somewhat, I want to invest in cities that matter to me
No, I’m location agnostic
I want to set the terms of an investment
I want someone else to set the terms of investment
I don't even want to think about the terms
I don't know
2-3 hours per quarter
2-3 hours per month
2-3 hours per week
5 hours per week
10 hours or more per week
Hands-on -- I like to dive in and closely monitor and manage my investments.
Somewhat -- I stay current with my investments, and may make some adjustments if need be.
Minimal -- I trust the management teams [of my funds, companies or assets], and am content glancing at quarterly or annual reports.
Aggressive: I’m willing to jump out of planes, try lots of things, buy individual stocks, and bet on black.
Growth: I want big exposure to the upside but don’t want too much volatility...I like to sleep at night.
Moderate: I’m comfortable with the occasional mistake, but strive for balance overall.
Value: I like to stick with what I know and prefer lower but more consistent returns.
Conservative: I hate losing...preserving my principal capital is paramount.
I make them on my own
I make them with an advisor
I make them with a group of trusted friends or colleagues
Less than $5k
$5k to $15k
$15k to $50k
$50k to $100k
$100k to $500k
$500k or more
Setting terms and understanding term sheets
Finding and vetting potential startup investments
Finding an angel group
Choosing a fund or syndicate
What are realistic expectations?
How much should I invest?
What comes after I write a check?
How do I get started? How do I make my first investment?
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