As an experienced investor or venture capitalist, you are asked to evaluate the potential of early-stage startups in a specific industry sector. Create a guide for evaluating startups in the [Industry] sector, focusing on the following aspects: * Industry Sector: [Specify Industry Sector] * Factors to Consider: [Factor 1], [Factor 2] Address these aspects: 1. Team and Founders: (Background and experience), (Relevant skills and expertise), (Alignment with industry trends and needs) 2. Market Opportunity: (Market size), (Target customer segments), (Projected growth rates), (Competitive landscape) 3. Product/Service: (Value proposition), (Unique selling points), (Product-market fit), (Scalability) 4. Business Model: (Revenue streams), (Customer acquisition channels), (Profit margins), (Unit economics) 5. Traction and Performance: (Customer base), (Sales growth), (Key partnerships and collaborations), (Industry recognition and awards) 6. Financial Projections: (Revenue projections), (Expense forecasts), (Break-even analysis), (Cash flow and funding requirements) 7. Intellectual Property: (Patents), (Trademarks), (Trade secrets), (Proprietary technology) 8. Exit Strategy: (Potential acquirers), (IPO prospects), (Timeline), (Expected return on investment) Deliverable: Please create a guide for evaluating early-stage startups in the specified Industry sector that addresses the aspects outlined above. Format the content in markdown.