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PROSPECT'S GUIDEBOOK:
OUR FUNDING PROCESS
 

Moving Forward: The final steps toward funding mark the beginning of a challenging and rewarding adventure.

DECISIONS
CenterPoint's decision-making process is conscientious and consesus-driven: We don't commit to a new venture unless all of our Partners are behind it. But once we agree upon an investment, we're committed to make it successful.

     
   

DUE DILIGENCE
Following a face-to-face discussion about investing in your venture, we may begin the due diligence process, which typically lasts two to three weeks. Due diligence involves conducting industry research; analyzing your technology, product and market opportunity; surveying the competitive landscape; studying your financials; consulting with our industry contacts; and validating assumptions made in the Business Plan. The due diligence process typically raises issues to be addressed prior to formulating a term sheet.

STRIKING A DEAL
If all goes well, CenterPoint will offer a term sheet- effectively a proposal to invest a specified amount of capital in your venture in exchange for a specified amount of equity. Final closing normally occurs 4 - 5 weeks following mutual acceptance of the term sheet.

STAYING ON COURSE
Venture capital is just the beginning. When it comes to investing in new companies, CenterPoint commits considerable time and mentorship as well. Normally, a CenterPoint Partner will participate on your Board of Directors to help you reach your goals and milestones, and to help resolve challenges as they occur. And our Partners, Advisors and other resources will be available if you need extra advice or support.

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