Founders should choose their ecosystem Partners

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Founders who are obsessed with creating an Institution, driven by higher purpose and wanting to leave a legacy must be convinced that they can choose their ecosystem partners, Including investors to deliver amazing outcomes and create value for all stakeholders.

Some of the criteria for choosing investors could be:-

1. Alignment amongst investors and founders vis a vis  Core values, chemistry, and aspirations.

2. Long Term focus and value creation.

3. An investor must be able to help the company in building some of the key capabilities and the investor must provide access to the founder for the company to achieve its goals and scale profitably.

4. Investor and founder must be able to build trust and respect for each other such that founder can openly share his thought and issues  to get the right advice on tradeoffs and challenges in his journey to create a long-lasting institution and leave a legacy.

April 2018