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For Investors it’s All About the Exit

I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a Hamburger today. – Wimpy

Here’s a common scenario that most first-time capital seekers experience. They write their business plan, finish their prototype, add all the suggested window trimmings, and then start talking to potential angel investors. Some of these prospects will initially behave as if they are seriously interested in funding the deal. The entrepreneur then has a series of meetings with them and plans to ask for the check at the next one.  That’s when things abruptly change.  Suddenly the investor stops returning calls and responding to emails. In the minority of cases, they will tell the entrepreneur that they have decided to pass on the opportunity. However, more often than not they will simply become unavailable.

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