Top 10 Question to ask a Founder?

Say you are working at a GE shop and you have an intro call with a Founder, what would be the first / top 10 questions to ask?

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Nov 16, 2021 - 11:47am

From what I've noticed people are often interested in the story of the business. In many cases, the best businesses come from personal problems founders realized could help many others. From there, depending on the size of the business I'd like to hear more about the founder's track record / background (for an earlier stage business) or about the business's growth / ability to break into their market (market fit for later stage businesses).

In addition, curious to hear about their competitors and how this business is unique (aside from simply funding).


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Nov 18, 2021 - 1:03am

Founding story

How co-founders met

what key KPIs or milestones you're working towards 

if you had unlimited access to capital what would you do

what are your main bottlenecks to growth 

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