20 questions to ask before investing in an early-stage company

Investing in early-stage companies is risky business, so angel investors are always advised to conduct in-depth due diligence before funding a new company. Throughout the last 15 years, the Envestors Private Investment Club has connected hundreds of companies and angel investors, and we’ve learned a few things about what makes a good investment.

Does the management team have the skills to execute the idea? Do their financial projections make sense? When can you expect a return and what strategy will the founders employ to secure an exit?

These are only a few of the questions you should be asking before backing any early-stage company. In order to guide you through the process, we’ve put together a list of the main 20 questions you should be asking companies. If you want to know more, we’re holding a free Intro to Angel Investment webinar on 30 November.


The team at Envestors can guide your through due diligence and which companies to invest in. We’ve secured over £100m+ in funding from a network of over 4000 investors. 

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