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Lead investor

What is a lead investor?

A lead investor is the first investor in a round of financing, usually providing a significant portion of the capital. The lead investor typically plays a more active role in the investment, doing the majority of the due diligence, structuring the deal, and often taking a seat on the company's board.

Having a respected lead investor can help attract other investors to a funding round, as they may rely on the lead investor's due diligence and reputation. For startups, a lead investor can also provide valuable guidance and connections.

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