In my early-stage investments, I consider the quality of the entrepreneur, idea and market potential. If any one were to rise above the rest, it'd be the entrepreneur. If all three are above the line, I'll drop everything to invest.
Overall, I invest at the early stage in companies that prioritize team, timing, business model, idea, and funding. In that order.
These days I am interested in green tech, particularly in the areas of carbon capture, energy, and carbon-free construction materials.