In addition to a concise and effective pitch, founders need to be ready for the next round of a presentation: the questions.
When a VC is asking questions, they’re indicating that they’re interested in your company.
When you have strong answers with relevant data, you’re more likely to turn that interest into tangible support from a VC.
Founders should always have their answers prepared ahead of time in order to be ready to secure that support.
Product strategist Benjamin Lindor compiled 123+ questions from the VC experts of:
🔹 Sequoia Capital (invested in companies now with an aggregate market value of $3.3 trillion).
🔹 a16z (investors in companies like Airbnb, Instacart, and Lyft).
🔹 Kleiner Perkins (early investors in Amazon, Google, and Uber).
🔹 YCombinator (launched 2000+ companies with a combined valuation of $300+ billion).
By using this list, you’ll be able to get a clearer sense of what questions you’ll be asked.
You can use this understanding to adjust your presentation as needed and it’s strongly recmmended preparing your answers before the Q&A Session.