It could be challenging for first-time entrepreneurs to earn the trust of potential investors. Equidam co-founder Gianluca Valentini identifies several personality traits that you can work on, in order to win the trust of your investors.
A lot of trust is involved in investing in early-stage companies. This trust is directed mainly towards you and your co-founders. If you are a famous founder, you can raise capital even with a back-on-the-envelope business plan, because you have a high credibility in the market. But not all founders have reputations that precede them. There are some traits however, that can evoke trust towards you and your team even without having a previous record with successful startups.