Appendix A. Questions Used in Venture Capital Investigations

Investigation is an arduous task. Some people have a gift for investigating people and businesses, but most of us need help. We need help in organizing our approach. This means putting together lists of questions about the things we should be looking for.

Although no list is complete for every business situation, a long, general list is better than no list at all. A general list of questions will obviously not fit the style of every investigator. You must, therefore, develop your own list of general questions, then adapt that list to each different business opportunity. The general list below is only a beginning. You must improve on it by deleting those questions you believe are not important ...

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