Essential Questions To Ask A Founder

Thinking about investing in a startup venture? These are the 10 questions that you need to ask the founder before you write your check.

1. Why did you decide to start this business?

2. What gap does your product or solution fill?

3. Who is your target audience?

4. How can you generate revenue?

5. What are your long term goals for the company?

6. How much money are you willing to spend on these goals?

7. How did your valuation come about?

8. What are the most significant risks and challenges facing your company?

9. Who and what qualifications are they?

10. Do you have any experience with bankruptcy or being sued?


Being able to ask tough questions upfront will save you headaches and money down the line. These 10 questions should be answered by the founder of the startup. If they don’t, it may be a sign that you are not satisfied with their answers.

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Pravin Shah

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