We will often have an inventor come to us and say “I’ve got a great idea and want to make a company out of it.” The most important part of forming a company is the people you surround yourself with.  First, you go out and protect anything that is protectable with a trademark, patent, or copyright.  Then, you talk to as many people as you can. You want those you chose to be good people that you would like to be involved in your company.  And if you get along well enough, they might join your team. That team is what really makes the company.  When investors are looking to put money into a company, they look at the founder, of course,  but they also look at the team you’ve surrounded yourself with. The team will help investors determine whether or not you have enough good people to make the right decisions and be successful.