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When the Golden Book of VCs 2021 report had its premiere on July 13 this year, the chapter entitled “What a founder should know” attracted particular attention of start-up founders – especially those at the beginning of their career. Therefore, we decided to prepare for you a separate material in the form of a guide.

VC Golden Book 2021

We are pleased to provide you with the most important information collected on 19 pages and presented in an easy and accessible way – both for those at the very beginning of their startup journey and for those who have already had several unsuccessful meetings with funds.

You will learn how to prepare for talks with potential investors. We are fully aware that the very language used by investors may cause problems. The beginnings can be difficult. In every business.

We guide you through the various stages of your startup’s development, explain who is who and introduce you to the meanders of the startup ecosystem.

We discuss sources of capital and ask investors what they pay attention to when talking to startups. We asked some of the top VC funds in Poland for their opinions. We also take a closer look at formalities, including investment term sheets.

Bearing in mind how problematic the last issue can be, we also have something special for you. As part of the promotion of good practice we present you with an example of a properly prepared investment term sheet

If there are issues that have not been fully described, the study will certainly be a great signpost and a starting point for further exploration of the topic. In a word – a must-read.

The full report can be downloaded at: vc.startuppoland.org.

We would like to thank you for your opinions and sharing the content of the report, and our Partners – PFR Ventures, NCBR and Google for Startups – for their involvement and assistance.

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