Managing risks and supporting growth
However, there is the reality of funding, time and innovation hurdles – early-stage companies may simply not be able to attract the right people – or the amount of people needed. In such cases, it is important that the choices made by the team are proportional. No business has ever been served by creating something that it could not build, manage or sell.
When performing our due diligence activities during the deal flow, it is important to connect all the dots and to establish whether team, funding, technology and maturity of the product are proportional. You will want to know before closing your round whether some aspects are significantly more mature – or immature – so you can manage the risks responsibly and support the team on its way to success.