Different investors/ funders have different investment objectives creating different requests and requirements when investigating a potential investment or funding opportunity.
For investees/ grant recipients, this creates a significant burden – repetition of work, longer response times, and excessive demands – even as much of the core information overlaps or is identical.
From an investment perspective, due diligence becomes extended and complex, even when lead investors shoulder most of the burden.
Bringing together both investors, funders, and entrepreneurs, we want to consider how to address this issue: For basic information and documentation, are there shared standards that can be agreed on? Could third parties help expedite due diligence? What can be learned from how organisations have streamlined the process outside the impact sector?