Before diving into a stack of thick contracts, competent investor’s counsel will first seek to understand your company at a broader level. Unless your company is a public company with public¬†reports available at the click of a button, be prepared to help the investor establish a big picture understanding of your company by providing concise summaries about your business and industry. Such summaries are often found in offering memoranda or in audited financial statements. You might also consider directing the investor to your website or to relevant news articles about your company.