If you're a startup looking to raise venture capital money, you better believe that potential investors are going to be doing their due diligence.
Investors also want to see if you have what it takes to build an organization that can last. That’s why they pay special attention to human capital due diligence (HCDD). This process allows them to assess your startup in terms of its people, culture, and organizational health. So why is HCDD so important for early stage startups? Let's find out.
It’s not just about hiring the right people; it’s also about retaining them. An investor will want to know your company’s attrition rate and how it has been managed over time. This helps them understand how well you are able to retain talent and maintain continuity within your organization. If the rate is too high, this could be a sign that something isn't quite right with your working environment or culture.
Top takeaway: HCDD helps investors understand a startup's attrition rate, and how well it is able to retain talent and maintain continuity within the organization. Pro tip: LEON Insight can help provide you a detailed report of potential attrition risk within your organization.
Investors want to make sure that key positions in the company are filled by highly-capable people who have the skills needed for success. They look at each person's experience, expertise, background, and track record of performance as indicators of whether they will be able to deliver on their promises in the long run. If investors don't believe these roles are being filled by competent people, they won't be comfortable investing in your startup.
Top takeaway: HCDD helps investors assess the experience, expertise, background, and track record of performance of key positions within the company, in order to determine whether they will be able to deliver on their promises in the long run. Pro tip: You can use LEON "high-impact player" prediction tool to quantify your most impactful team members.
Culture is a huge part of any startup’s success story, so investors pay close attention to it during the human capital due diligence process. They look at how you interact with each other, how decisions are made within the organization, and how much autonomy team members have when making decisions related to their work.
A good culture encourages collaboration and innovation while providing clear direction for employees – something investors want to see in order for them to feel comfortable investing their money into your business.
Top takeaway: HCDD helps investors evaluate the company culture, looking at how decisions are made within the organization, how employees interact with each other, and how much autonomy they have in making decisions related to their work.
Finally, investors also want to get a sense of how healthy an organization is from top-to-bottom before committing funds into it. This includes assessing leadership styles and team dynamics as well as looking into areas such as communication channels between departments; workflow processes; goal setting; financial management practices; HR policies; career development plans; training initiatives; job satisfaction levels; employee engagement surveys etc..
All these elements can provide valuable insight into whether or not an organization is healthy and sustainable enough for long-term success - something that investors won't take lightly before investing their money into a startup venture!
Top takeaway: HCDD helps investors assess organizational health, including leadership styles and team dynamics, communication channels between departments, workflow processes, goal setting, financial management practices, HR policies, career development plans, training initiatives, job satisfaction levels, and employee engagement surveys. Pro tip: In less than 3-minutes, LEON Insight can give you a full picture of your organizational health.
Human capital due diligence is an essential part of any successful startup venture looking for investment opportunities - especially when considering early stage companies aiming for venture funding rounds! From assessing attrition rates & high-impact players through evaluating organizational health & internal culture - performing HCDD provides invaluable insights which help potential investors better understand a company's strengths & weaknesses before making decisions regarding investment opportunities - allowing them peace of mind knowing that their money is being put towards businesses which show signs of resilience & sustainability over time!
So don't forget - no matter how great your product or pitch may be - if you're looking for venture funding then having solid people power behind you is just as important!