I have read the answers on here and read a few books on the subject but I need more clarity. How would one pay back a investor?
Specifically, if I get an investor then how does he get his money? How do I satisfy that "loan"? Can I buy back the company from the investor at some point? Would I want to? I'm asking all of these questions to try and describe what I don't know how to ask.
Adding, do I have to sell my company? Investors talk about exit strategy. When is an investor happy? What if I do not want to sell? Is a venture capitalist or angel investor have different definition for being "satisfied"? I read many places on VC / Angel Network, that "Company A invested in in 2003, purchased by Company B in 2008. Company C invested in 2006, purchased by Company D in 2010."
I suppose I could ask the investors themselves before coming to an agreement. I appreciate knowing somewhat what's expected of me before hand as well.