Deconstructing VCs’ Decision Making Frameworks

How do VCs evaluate startups?

After reading ten(s) of posts about VCs’ investments principles, I ended up with a simple framework with 5 categories (or 5 Ts) outlining how VCs think about:

  1. The Team
  2. The Tech (a.k.a. Product)
  3. The Total Addressable Market (a.k.a. Market)
  4. The Traction (a.k.a. Growth)
  5. The Trenches (a.k.a. Defensibility) — thanks to all of you who gave me a synonym of moats!