ecentre investor behaviour survey – Consent form
Dear potential participant,
You have been invited to take part in a Massey University research study on the New Zealand investor. The research is bound by Massey University ethics requirements. Please read this form carefully and continue if you agree to take part in the study.
What this study is about: We will be researching what investment criteria Kiwi investors give relatively more importance to when investing in an early stage startup company, and how these are different to the investment criteria of the American investor.
What we will ask you to do: If you agree to be in this study, kindly continue to the main survey. The survey will include questions relating to criteria that investors typically look at when investing in an early stage company. While all the investment criteria listed are important, you are asked to choose the option that meets your minimum standards for investment. This will allow us to avoid skewed and biased results.
Risks and benefits: There is an expected time commitment of 10 minutes for the survey. The benefits include a better understanding of the New Zealand startup and early stage venture capital market. The learnings from this research will assist entrepreneurs to understand the specific requirements and expectations of the New Zealand investor, potentially improving the fund raising process.
Your answers will be confidential: The records of this study will be kept private. In any sort of report we make public we will not include any information that will make it possible to identify you. Research records will be kept locked and destroyed within 60 days of the conclusion of the research.
Taking part is voluntary: Taking part in this study is completely voluntary. You may skip any question that you do not want to answer. If you do decide to take part you are free to withdraw at any time.
If you have any questions: Please contact the researcher on firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively on 0064-22-638-5075. You can also contact Dorian Scott (CEO) at the ecentre on email@example.com