The Propel(x) Podcast

Evaluating the Team as an Early Stage Investor

Episode Summary

Professional investors cite 'team' as the single most important criterion that influences the investment decision. Yet, there are no precise metrics that guide the evaluation of the team. The assessment is often fuzzy, vague, and based on how the investor 'feels' about the team. This episode presents three tips that early stage investors should keep in mind when evaluating team: 1. Early stage investing is subject to behavioral bias. Be aware of your biases. 2. Separate fact from opinion and focus on the facts when evaluating team. 3. Ask questions to cross check facts. E.g., who is really on the payroll vs. an advisor at large. Disclaimer: Propel(x) is a funding platform, not a Broker-Dealer. Securities are offered through Hubble Investments, member FINRA/SIPC and an affiliate of Propel(x). Private investments are highly illiquid and risky and are not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not indicative of future results. You should speak with your financial advisor, accountant, and/or attorney when evaluating private offerings. Neither Propel(x) nor Hubble Investments makes any recommendations or provides advice about investments.