What types of things do I need to consider if I get approached from a venture fund overseas? I had an early-stage venture fund from Germany contact me looking to learn more about our startup and what we are doing. I had honestly never even considered going overseas. I think there are some obvious things to consider, such as they probably won't have the connections or advice that you might get from a local fund, which is a big part of the funding package.
On the flip side, if the valuation and terms are right, what is there to lose?
Are there any legal hurdles or tax ramifications? Also, will I be blacklisted somehow from the local investment community if I take overseas money?
I did do some research and have talked with two other businesses that were funded by this outfit (over $200k in seed money in each case), so it does appear to be legit. That was my first concern obviously, is are they real, and will they come to my house and kneecap me if the business fails :)