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Due diligence by Mind Map: Due diligence
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Due diligence

Ownership, structure & capitalization

Paid in capital

Total common shares

Options and warrants

Issued shares documentation

Model capitalization to exit

Capitalization legal opinion

No subsidiary

Intellectual property & licenses

Freedom to operate

Barrier to entry

Intellectual property portfolio

Management

Resume and CV

Outside activities

Governance

startup track record

Investment in venture

Reasonable startup salaries

Responsiveness

Accuracy

Market

Customer

Competition analysis

Market size references

related portfolio companies

Checklist

Financial plan

Financials

Funding sources

Use of funds

Sales initiation

Breakeven point

total funding planned

Debt, equity rights & deal terms

Corporate form

Previous series and terms

Other sources of capital

Technology

Platform technology

product-related

disruptive

stage of development (TRL)

Independent review and validation

protected and defensible

Other references for due diligence preparation

Checklists

Questions to ask

Business plan & pitch

Demonstrated traction in fundraising

Professional pitch and plan

Clearly articulated business plan

Reasonable use of funds

complete due diligence package