One thing to do for certain is to ensure that you have done your homework as far as your intellectual property matters are concerned. The primary concern for most entrepreneurs is: will investors sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)? And what more does a venture need to show as far as IP is concerned?
A few obvious things are - ensuring that your IP is protected; that you are certain about IP ownership and; are free to give away equity. Also, be sure that your technical and commercial IP has been assigned to the company and account for cases where your IP has been infringed or for cases where you have been threatened by outside parties.
Mind the Intellectual Property Gap - Entrepreneurs' Fundraising Guide covers 15 important questions about IP and gives practical steps on things to do, helping entrepreneurs get started even before they call upon specialist advice. The idea is to remove any unwanted surprises on the part of both the venture and the potential investors. So, if you need to fill in your knowledge gaps and face IP questions and due diligence exercises with confidence, grab this ebook. It is deliberately short and to the point for all the busy entrepreneurs out there on the hustle!