It’s not the pitch or the plan, it’s you
When asked “What is first thing that you consider before making an investment in a tech startup?”, many seed investors, including myself, give the cliché line “It is the entrepreneur.”, but it is unfortunately the truth.
It is a privilege to talk to over 450 startups in 1-1 free advisories at AGA and hearing another 100 or so who sought seed funding with Tri5 Ventures. But honestly, I sometimes dread hearing the same old drone of pitching by entrepreneurs with the same verticals, similar ideas, and go-to-market plans. Don’t get me wrong. Pitching a business plan is necessary to understand what you are proposing, but what one doesn’t realise is the key point is you, the entrepreneur, is what counts.