Chapter 5 | Analyze Interesting Deals
"Everybody gon' respect the shooter, but the one in front of the gun lives forever..."
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"Everybody gon' respect the shooter,
but the one in front of the gun lives forever."
Kendrick Lamar - Money Trees
This lyric can be interpreted as highlighting the importance of making informed decisions and taking calculated risks in life. In the context of Chapter 5, it serves as a reminder to investors that they need to analyze potential deals thoroughly to make sound investment decisions. The person "in front of the gun" could represent investors who put themselves on the line by investing in startups, knowing the risks involved but also recognizing the potential rewards.
The lyric emphasizes the importance of knowledge and understanding when making decisions that could have long-lasting consequences. It encourages investors to take the necessary steps to analyze investment opportunities, such as reviewing the Form C, examining the campaign page, and assessing the company's financials, as outlined in Chapter 5. By doing so, investors can better position themselves for success and potentially leave a lasting impact through their investments.
Now, we won't delve into the full due diligence process just yet, but we will discuss high-level methods for analyzing deals. Analyzing deals is where things start to get serious for you as an investor. You want to determine whether a particular opportunity is a good, great, or terrible investment.