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  • Writer's pictureGiga Growth Ventures

What do investors look for in a startup?

It depends on the current startup stage where you are. For example:

Pre-Seed: Differentiated idea in a large market with a strong team or Founder-market fit (Does the founder/founding team have deep expertise in the market? Do you know something that not many others know about the market?)

Seed: Product with early Product-Market fit and Problem-Value fit with clear understanding of the Ideal customer profile.

Series A: Strong Product-Market Fit with early distribution channel fit and Product-Solution fit (Once you have provided your product as a solution, does the market approve and adopt it as a solution?)

Series B: Market- Scale fit (i.e How big a business can you build? How competitive is your market and how fast can you scale product or service growth in your market?) with a strong distribution channel fit.

Series C+: Scale and distribution. Bonus would be to demonstrate ability to build a few related products and solutions that can increase the business moat to create new vectors for customer acquisition and retention.

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