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analysts who are constantly analyzing your data, the risk and reward of your
strategy comes down to how well you’ve built your team, your vision and
If it’s not a startups that you’re building as an investor, a founder or
acquired, you’re probably looking at a larger organization, and it is the
balance of the board, the management team and the time horizon that you’re
investing in. So if you can impress the management team, you will probably be
able to achieve a good return.
The reason startups are more difficult is because they’re typically a very
new organization. The management team will need a lot of time to adjust to
your point of view and listen to you, and they will be talking to other
investors and founders to understand what their goals are. Founders will be
talking to their alumni to see if they should be splitting off teams,
alignment is really going to be critical here.
I would say that for a founder looking at exiting, which most founders do at
some point in their career, most of them get frustrated that they’re not
being heard by the investor or the board, but they also think that they are
in good hands, and so that’s why they have a tendency to stick around.
For an investor, it’s harder to tell whether you are in good hands. An
investor will have a group of analysts who are constantly monitoring your
performance, and they will be working closely with you to make sure that you
are meeting your milestones.
If you’re choosing not to exit, you’ll usually have a team of analysts
looking at your portfolio and calling you once in a while. An investor will
typically try to find out more about your business and will try to
understand your business, but an investor will not be working with you on
your strategy unless you ask them.
To recap, startups and larger organizations are equally difficult, but
founders in large organizations will have a better shot than startups unless
they have some major management challenges, and the question for the
founders is how do you build a team that can get the job done.