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Angels, Dragons and Vultures: How to Tame Your Investors And Not Lose Your Company by Simon Acland

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TRADE INVESTORS

Sometimes, when the investor group is contemplating the need for another funding round and whom to approach, one of the Vultures’ faces will light up and they will say: “What about a trade investor?”

There may be a number of motives behind this comment. First, the Vulture may have heard a lot of talk at previous board meetings about how well the relationship with A Corp is progressing. You might have talked about signing a partnership agreement, or the way in which they are beginning to open doors into new customers. The Vulture is likely to have heard a lot of this before, and may be rather cynical about it, because often these “special” relationships do not bear significant commercial fruit. So the suggestion that A Corp might ...

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