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What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know: An Insider Reveals How to Get Smart Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea by Brian Cohen, John Kador

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12 It’s All About Teammanship

Yes, I know the word doesn’t exist, but teammanship is an all-encompassing term I use to describe the quality of a startup’s team identity and the relationships among its members. When I see teammanship in action, my checkbook comes out.

The right team led by the right leader can do the impossible and create truly breathtaking results. The critical thing is that the people behind the startup have a shared team identity and responsibility. I want teams I invest in to execute on their goals. I tend to invest in startups with a high level of teammanship, even if the initial idea is half-baked. There are no conditions under which I would invest in a startup with low teammanship. Teambuilding mistakes create bad blood, ...

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