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The 11 Risks VCs Evaluate - Tom Tunguz, Redpoint Ventures

Here's a good summary list by Tom Tunguz (a VC at Redpoint Ventures) of the risks that VCs typically consider:

  1. Market timing risk

  2. Business model risk

  3. Market adoption risk

  4. Market size risk

  5. Execution risk

  6. Technology risk

  7. Capitalization structure risk

  8. Platform risk

  9. Venture management risk

  10. Financial risk

  11. Legal risk

Some of the above risks have been widely discussed and understood by entrepreneurs. However, some startups probably haven't thought through some of these risks (e.g., venture management risk) before raising venture capital.

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