Module 17: Team

Learning objectives: find out how to impress investors with your team.

Investors know ~99% success comes down to execution. The best way of ensuring this is to have a highly capable team in charge of executing. Does your team have what it takes? is it the right one for this opportunity? This module will help you answer these questions and show you how to pick and present your team, and how to manage any gaps you may have in either skills or experience. 

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Written and audio guide: 13 mins

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How to approach it

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Investor insights, covering common mistakes and tips and tricks

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1 tool exercise

Pick and present your team in the best light, showing investors you can construct the future leadership team (~20 mins)






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U2R Team Selector

Start-up success is all about execution. Are you the best team to realise the opportunity you have identified? Use the U2R Team Selector to see the leadership roles investors expect, so you can present the best blend of skills and experience. It can also help you organise your leadership team better (if everyone is still doig everything) and identify future hires. 

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