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Inside Angel Funding: The 4 Things that Matter

richard howard interview with sunil shah

Simon Thorpe has a knack for spotting what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Thorpe from Delta2020 explains to Richard Howard how he goes from seeing something “special” in people to taking out his checkbook and making an investment. For Thorpe it hinges on a basic model that includes four things: the right team, the right technology, intellectual property that is defensible, and a very big market.