As a VC and investor, what’s the wisest first question I should ask an entrepreneur before I invest in their company?

If you mean Right Before You Decide To Invest … my favorite question is:

What are the Top 3 or 4 things I’ll learn at the first Board meeting I don’t know now?

I think this Columbo-style question will, in more cases than not, elicit the top few concerns the CEO really has that you may already know a little bit about … but not know how best to prioritize and force rank.

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Published on November 30, 2015

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