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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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A FEW PRE-BOARD DOS AND DON’TS

Don’t ask the investor what he would like to see on the agenda and what information he would like in the board pack. It may seem polite, welcoming, and well-intentioned to do so, but if you do, you will have started racing down the track of making it his meeting, not yours. You may also have given the impression that you do not know what information is needed to run your business.

Do consider what you would want to see if you were in the investor director’s shoes, and set about providing it.

Do think about what you want to show your investor. By this, I do not mean that you should censor the information you provide. You have a legal and moral obligation to be completely open. It is also the only sensible approach ...

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