Your leadership team has three or more members with multifunctional, complimentary skillsets.
Your NDA has been developed and is ready for presentation to potential investors.
Your startup has no significant debt, (beyond Convertible Notes).
The founders and inventors have embedded the IP into the startup.
There are no significant lawsuits pending against your startup.
Your founders and shareholders hold non-dilutive shares.
Is Your Startup Investable?
Congratulations it looks like you are on the path to becoming an investable company.
Your Startup May Not Currently Be Investable Because:
Your Startup Does Not Currently Appear to Be Investable Because:
Successful management teams consider issues from multiple angles. High on the angel investor group / VC list of success factors is a passionate, diverse management team with varying perspectives, which can execute. Lacking these attributes may result in the teamsâ€™ inability to demonstrate the required executive capabilities.
Investors may see hundreds of pitches from entrepreneurs each year. NDAs / Confidentiality Agreements are difficult to administer and may even encourage legal action. Most angel investor groups and VCs have a policy against executing such agreements, especially in the early stages.
Investors in scalable startups are not fond of existing debt. Their objective is to invest in the startup to enable it to grow. Such investors have no desire to pay for previous growth.
A key value component of all startups is their IP. Should the IP not be embedded in the startup, but instead be held outside the startup, the interest of investors will decline radically.
Pending lawsuits mean an investor may be investing to defend a lawsuit as opposed to enabling the growth of the opportunity. Even if the result of such a lawsuit is likely to be to the advantage of the startup, the investor will likely view it, in the best case, as a distraction and will find the opportunity less than compelling.
Angel investor groups and VCs seldom invest in opportunities with existing and continuing protective provisions such as anti-dilution clauses, which are written to the favor of the founders, advisors and earliest investors.
TurboFunder is designed to provide you with the information, resources and tools to address these and many other investility issues and to improve the probability of developing an investable startup. Address these concerns and get started on the path to become an Investable Company now, it's FREE!
How Our Investability Test Works
TurboFunderâ€™s Investability Test identifies key attributes related to your startup effort and measures their adherence to expectations established by Angel Groups, VCs and other investors.
Donâ€™t assume your startup is investable. In most cases you will only receive one opportunity to make your pitch to an investor. If your effort is identified as not being investable, you probably won't receive another opportunity.
Performing a self assessment takes the guesswork out of it! Leverage the experience of our team of serial entrepreneurs and investors to your advantage. Take the test and determine, â€œAre you an investable startup?â€
How We Can Help
Completing the research to determine if your startup is investable can be both time consuming and expensive. There is vast amounts of information available on the internet. However, your most valuable asset, as an entrepreneur is your time. Most entrepreneurs would much rather be developing and growing their opportunity than completing research to document their efforts for investors and making sure they donâ€™t self destruct. None of us â€œknow, what we donâ€™t know.â€
We enable entrepreneurs to take the guesswork out of the equation. Regardless of your results, you are under no obligation to subscribe to our platform or services. However, we believe that the test will demonstrate the importance of considering the investors perspective and being well prepared for your pitch opportunity.
The bottom line is you can remove some of the uncertainty while simultaneously saving yourself some time. Leverage the knowledge of experienced professionals. Take the test and determine, â€œAre you an investable startup?â€