5 Questions to Answer Before Raising a New Investment Fund
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Written by Ray Leach, CEO, JumpStart Inc.
Many community leaders believe one of the best ways to create real growth (wealth, jobs and opportunities) is to invest capital (debt or equity) in high-growth startup and scale-up businesses. This makes sense, since these are the firms that have created nearly all net new jobs in the U.S. over the last 30 years.
While creating this kind of investment fund may sound simple enough, not all new funds have the same goals and objectives – particularly when it comes to accelerating economic growth in a neighborhood, city, region or state. In order for a fund to be successful in realizing its specific goals and objectives, leaders must begin with a well-developed and informed plan.
Here are five helpful questions to ask if you or your community are thinking of launching a new investment fund.
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Originally published November 3, 2014.