What one early stage VC looks for when he meets companies

In this talk Investment Swarm at Hive53.com,  early stage investor Tim Jackson outlines what he looks for. The list:

1. Team: how good?
2. Traction: how fast?
3. Market: how big?
4. Barriers: how high?

and then…
5. Why did this deal come to me?
6. How can I help?

Notes:
(1) Compare to A startup pitch should answer these 3 “why”s.
(2) Traction: how fast? is similar to Paul Graham’s point that startup = growth.

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