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From the list, I see you value the team more than the others :-)

I guess thats true for early startups. For me doing pre-seed, the team is even more important than the idea itself.

The only thing I would add to the list is the intend use of the fund and exit strategy.

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Great boiled up list. As a former start-up founder and VP of marketing, I wrote investor pitches and business plans for several series of financing and an S-1. While the team might be extremely important in a Series A and the financials extremely important in an S-1, what is key in all stages is an explicit statement of the problem and solution. If you don't have this as an opening gambit that grabs the audience, you'll have a tough time getting to the rest of it.

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Dave - I don't mean to a simplistic question on the team issue - but often times a team may develop an idea/concept/business plan in a area different from their areas of experience. How then would you evaluate a team?

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You are a treasure trove of great information. Bring back the VentureCast! :)

I have this post bookmarked and I blogged about it, because I keep coming back to your list of slides.

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