For 5 years, I conducted technical due diligence exercises, on behalf of a large investment group, in different Latin American countries. Afterwards, I switched sides on the table. And, for the following 4 years, I took on executive roles in fast-growing startup operations, in Brazil. Thus, after being exposed to several different fundraising challenges, I thought of putting together a list of what is absolutely necessary for entrepreneurs to raise venture capital nowadays.

Let's jump right into it. Venture capital firms will primarily test your startup company against 5 aspects, as follows.

  • Track record
  • Large market
  • Repeat purchase behavior
  • Cost…

Otavio Ferreira

Software engineer. Angel investor. Founder of Rosewood Due Diligence, Venture Advisor at Monashees Capital, Software Development Manager at Amazon Web Services.

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