Investor to Founder Translations

Sean Percival has a funny Investor-to-Founder translation post up at his site.

Some highlights:

Investor to Founder

“We’re looking for mission-driven founders” = We expect you to work unhealthy amounts of hours on this


“When is your round closing?” = How long can I delay in giving you a commitment?


“Who else are you talking with?” = I’m going to email them right after this meeting to gossip about you


“Who else is investing in this round?” = Is anyone smarter than me sticking their neck out first?


“Oh, yes. I know them very well!” = We had lunch once

Founder to Investor

“Would be great to give you an update on the business!” = I’m looking for a bridge round


“We are doubling every month!” = Last month, we had 1 sale, and now we have 2!


“Things are going great!” = We are totally screwed

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For the whole post, please head over to his site.

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