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* 1. What is your first name?

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* 2. What is your last name?

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* 3. Email

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* 4. Telephone Contact Details

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* 5. Gender

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* 6. Investor Type

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* 7. Please provide Fund/Family Office/Corporate Entity name (if you are an Angel Investor please enter NA)

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* 8. Which stage(s) do you typically invest at? Select all applicable

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* 9. For you to invest in a startup, must it have... (Select all applicable)

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* 10. Which sector(s) do you typically invest in? Select all applicable

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* 11. Which of the following business models do you typically invest in?  Select all that apply

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* 12. Which ticket size(s) do you typically invest at? Please tick all that apply

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* 13. Do you specifically focus on companies with Advance Assurance for any of the following?  Please select all that apply

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* 14. How many investments have you made so far in 2020? Please choose one option

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* 15. How many investments did you make in 2019? Please choose one option

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* 16. How many investments did you make in 2018? Please choose one option

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* 17. When investing in startups, are you more likely to choose

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* 18. When a startup is pitching to you, which documentation do you expect to see prior to full Due Diligence? Please select all that apply

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* 19. We're interested in how startups and scaleups manage themselves, so the next few questions will focus on Corporate Governance and Boards.

What % of the startups and scaleups you invest in already have strong corporate governance embedded throughout their business?

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* 20. When looking at startups or scaleups you have invested in/reviewed for investment, if they have built a Non-Exec/Advisory Board, how successful do you think they've been in creating a strong, engaged Board that adds value to the company?

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* 21. Please read the following list of mistakes that might be made in constructing a Board, and tick all those that you have seen when investing/reviewing for investment.

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* 22. In terms of understanding current status and developing trends for their company, which statement would accurately describe your experience with the majority of startups and scaleups you interact with as an investor?

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* 23. In terms of embedding policies and procedures into the business which support their corporate governance framework, which statement would accurately describe your experience with the majority of startups and scaleups you interact with as an investor?

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* 24. In terms of regulatory awareness and compliance, which statement would accurately describe your experience with the majority of startups and scaleups you interact with as an investor?
(In terms of regulatory awareness, we mean industry/sector specific regulations (i.e. banking regulations for Fintechs) as well as basic business regulation such as GDPR, taxation, accounting etc)

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* 25. In 2020 so far, globally we have experienced massive focus on Climate Change due to the fires in Australia, the Covid-19 pandemic and the anti-racism protests across the world, all of which have impacts on business.

If you had an investment allocation planned for 2020, post- the events of 2020 so far, will you:

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* 26. As a direct result of the events of 2020 so far, will you make any of the following changes to your investment strategy?

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* 27. As a direct result of the events of 2020 so far, do you expect to see any of the following in the market? Select all that apply

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* 28. As a result of the events of 2020, which of the following are you more likely to invest in?  (Please choose one)

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* 29. As a result of the events of 2020, which of the following would you invest in?  (Select all that apply)

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* 30. As a result of the events of 2020, which of the following will you invest in going forward?  (Select all that apply)

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* 31. What percentage of your investments over the last 2 years (2018 & 2019) have been in startups with Black Founders?

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* 32. Have you made any changes to your investment strategy in the last year to support more investment into Black Founders?

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* 33. Do you think there is sufficient pipeline of Black Founders to invest in?

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* 34. What percentage of your investments over the last 2 years (2018 & 2019) have been in startups with Female Founders?

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* 35. Have you made any changes to your investment strategy in the last year to support more investment into Female Founders?

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* 36. Do you think there is sufficient pipeline of Female Founders to invest in?

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* 37. What could be done to encourage Black and Female Founders to start more companies?

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* 38. What advice would you give to any startup raising money in 2020, considering the impacts of events in the first 6 months?

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* 39. Would you like to be matched with startups who meet your investment criteria? (This would be on an high match only basis, and would not result in huge amounts of email traffic. Ticking Yes will signal your agreement to receive emails from Spark!. You may unsubscribe at any time)

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* 40. Would you like receive a copy of the H1 2020 UK Startup Investors Temperature Check Report when it is published? (If you say yes, this only provides us with permission to send you the report you helped to create. We will not send you marketing material without your explicit permission)

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* 41. If you answered Yes to Q39 or Q40, would you like us to use the email address you have already provided, or another email address?

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* 42. Thank you for participating in the report.  If you are an organisation and would like your logo included in the list of participants, or if you are an Angel Investor and would like your name and headshot included, please upload a picture here.  Logos/Headshots shared will be used in the report document itself, on the Spark! website and in promotional material related to the report.  They will not be used for any purpose unrelated to this specific report.

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