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Stones Unturned: An Investor's Guide to Due Diligence in Early Stage Companies

This 100-page eBook will guide you step by step through the due diligence process. 

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WHAT READERS SAID ABOUT THIS BOOK

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Chapter 1

01

Chapter 2

02

Chapter 3

05

Chapter 4

08

Chapter 5

10

Chapter 6

12

Chapter 7

18

Chapter 8

28

Chapter 9

32

Chapter 10 

40

Chapter 11

48

Chapter 12

55

Chapter 13

64

Chapter 14

80

Chapter 15

84

Chapter 16

92

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What’s in this eBook?

Stones Unturned provides a comprehensive guide on how to conduct due diligence quickly and efficiently. This eBook focuses on how to assess and verify these important topics:

  • Key areas of risk
  • Leadership teams​
  • Technology and IP
  • Customer demand
  • Startup uniqueness and competition
  • Go-to-market strategies
  • Market size and opportunity
  • Financials and funding strategy
  • Legal issues
  • Exit strategies
  • Deal terms and payoff
  • Goal alignment

You'll also find a chapter on mistakes and lessons learned, along with templates to use in your own diligence efforts.

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Education Partner

Hambleton (Ham) Lord  Ham is an active member of the Boston entrepreneurial community. In the early part of his career he was on the founding team of three software companies: MicroChem Technologies, Polygen and Advanced Visual Systems.

In addition to his role as a Co-Founder of Seraf, Ham is the Chairman of Launchpad Venture Group, an angel investment group focused on seed and early-stage investments in technology-oriented companies. Through his involvement with Launchpad, Ham has built a personal portfolio of 50+ early stage investments. In addition, he is a general partner and Managing Director of early stage fund Race Point Capital Fund II and a board member or board observer for Netra, Qstream, EveryScape and Repsly.

Ham regularly publishes articles and eBooks on all aspects of early stage investing and has co-authored several books which are available at Amazon.com. Due to the combination of roles as an investor, advisor and angel group leader, Ham was named one of Xconomy's “Top Angel Investors in New England.”

Listen to this podcast interview to learn more about Ham's background and approach to investing: Super Angel Investor & Startup Founder: A Conversation with Ham Lord.

About the Authors

Christopher Mirabile  Christopher is the Chair Emeritus of the Angel Capital Association, Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group, and a general partner and Managing Director in early stage funds Race Point Capital Fund I & II. Earlier in his career Christopher served as a public CFO with IONA Technologies PLC, a management consultant with Price Waterhouse's Strategic Consulting Group, and as a corporate and securities lawyer with Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault.

Christopher is a full-time angel and an active member of the Boston-area angel investing community. Not only does he help manage Launchpad’s portfolio of 70+ companies, he has personally invested in over 65 start-up companies and is a limited partner in four specialized angel funds. Christopher is also a board member, advisor and mentor to numerous start-ups, and a frequent panelist and speaker on entrepreneurship and angel-related topics.

He serves as an adjunct lecturer in Entrepreneurship in the MBA program at Babson, regularly publishes articles and eBooks on all aspects of early stage investing, and has co-authored several books which are available at Amazon.com. For these reasons he was named one of Xconomy's “Top Angel Investors in New England.”

Listen to this podcast interview to learn more about Christopher's background and approach to investing: Angel with a Plan: A Conversation with Christopher Mirabile.