As a kid, my grandparents bought me a ton of books. My favorite collection was called 十万个为什么, which roughly translates into “One Hundred Thousand Whys”.
That’s a lot of “Whys”.
So in most of my meetings with founders, I’m asking them “why does this happen?” or “why is this the way things are done?” and countless other annoying “why” questions. I’m still the kid who gets on people’s nerves by asking so many whys.
You get asked a lot of questions if you are fundraising, but I’ve distilled the list down to a handful of the essential and fundamental questions for founders raising venture capital.