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10 Questions to Ask a Start-Up Founder

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So, you've decided to invest in a start-up. Congratulations! This is an exciting time for both you and the founder. But before you write that check, it's important to do your due diligence and make sure that this is a sound investment. Here are 10 questions to ask a founder of any start-up before you hand over your hard-earned money.

  1. What problem does your product or service solve?
  2. Who is your target market?
  3. How will you reach your target market?
  4. What makes your product or service unique?
  5. What is your competition?
  6. How will you make money?
  7. How much money do you need to get started?
  8. How will you use the funds?
  9. What is the timeline for this project?
  10. Do you have any previous experience in this industry?


Making the decision to invest in a start-up is a big one. But if you do your homework and ask the right questions, you can be confident that you're making a sound investment. These 10 questions will help get you started on the path to success.

Pravin Shah




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