I can confirm that not only will you increase your network with more successful individuals, but you’ll also form great relationships, learn from others about what it takes to become a great investor, and (maybe) get an early entry into the exciting and inspiring world of venture investing.
You’ll also get a better sense of the big picture of the whole investment cycle, but first, you must think like an investor to become one.
These are the following three reasons why you should think like an investor:
- Thinking like an investor helps you ask better questions. For example:
-Is the company solving a real problem that I could help with, and does it affect a fair number of people?
-Is the solution truly incredible, something I can take pride in, and does it create a competitive advantage?
-Do you get excited when thinking about the company’s potential for impact?
- Thinking like an investor can develop your business and financial acumen.
By reviewing information from annual reports and financial statements (e.g. profitability, growth rate, runway, etc.), you can develop your business and financial acumen. This will help you understand how the company makes money, where it is increasing investments and what potential issues it might have.
If this is your first time exploring this financial data, ask for help from someone in your network with a financial background. It’s not as complicated as it might seem at first.
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- Thinking like an investor makes you learn more about the leadership team and their vision.
Check out the profiles of the top leaders in the organization. What are their track records? What are their current missions? How inspired are you by what they are trying to accomplish?
Try it the next time you research a company or apply – think like an investor and reap the benefits!