As venture capital firms compete to participate in rounds working alongside the best entrepreneurs they often focus on their “value add” convincing a founder they bring more to the table than just money. In this context, “value add” is often communicated as a very broad range of visible services a VC might offer.

At signals VC, we always aim to look beyond the obvious so we went into the field asking entrepreneurs directly what they valued from their investors. Below are the results so far (the survey has only been online for three weeks with a few hundred participants), and we plan on constantly updating our results with new input.