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Investing Intelligently

Startup Investment: Finding the Rising Stars

Jul 15 201928m listen time


The early investors of Apple, Facebook and Google have received impressive returns on their investment. But with the countless start-ups popping up everyday, how do you find the needle in the haystack? Will Klippgen, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Cocoon Capital, helps you in your pursuit by highlighting which business models to look out for, how to evaluate the founding team of the start-up and even how you can portray yourself as an attractive investor to founders.

Gain Actionable Insights Into:

Episode 1 - Evaluating the Company:

  • The types of business models you should invest in
  • How important the monetisation and revenue of the company you're evaluating is, and at which stage you should care about these different aspects
  • How important the founder of the start-up is

Episode 2 - Assessing the Team:

  • Important characteristics to look out for in a founding team
  • Why you shouldn't care about a nice looking deck when you're evaluating a company to invest in
  • Portraying yourself as an attractive investor to founders

Hosted by Nellie Wartoft


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