Note on Managing Investor Due Diligence When Raising Capital for an Early-Stage Business

by: James D. Price

Publication Date: March 27, 2009
Length: 9 pages
Product ID#: 1-428-791

Core Disciplines: Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Strategy & Management

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This note provides two items that entrepreneurs and start-up teams will find useful as they pursue investment capital: an outline for a due diligence notebook and a sample investor’s due diligence checklist.

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Identify the purpose of due diligence and where it fits into the process of building businesses.
  • Answer the question: “How can I best prepare for due diligence so that my company can manage the process successfully?”