Doing due diligence on a startup is a multi-faceted activity. You have to look at the team and dig around their past a little (or a lot, as the case might be); you need to process the company's deck, prospectus, corporate documents and whatnot; you have to learn about their technology and science behind their products to understand if it's the real deal or just a hype machine; sometimes you need to look for answers outside, from your network or independent experts.
All this means that you are constantly being pulled in many directions simultaneously, as various bits of information take you on little detours 'to dig deeper' and your brain, continuing to process the information it received earlier, suggests new things to check out. As a result, the process of due diligence rarely represents an orderly activity that can be scheduled and planned. It begins with a standard plan but in the end looks like a tree, where branches and leaves are the various information-gathering paths and observations, respectively. In the end you get a more or less full picture, but getting there is different for every company you research (just like no two trees are alike).
This also means that it is difficult to get into, and preserve, the flow - that magic state of mind where you're like the Terminator - unstoppable at doing a great job. Some parts of the work process are too mechanical to get you into the flow, while others would often require looking in other places, diverting your attention from the main task at hand. Who hasn't opened their browser to quickly look up a piece of information only to find themselves distracted, whether by a curious Wikipedia link, a social media post or some notification or email message? (I'll readily admit I am guilty of this)
This is why we are building Avogadro One as an efficient tool that would keep distractions to a minimum, taking care of the mechanical tasks and facilitating the rest of the workflow to be as smooth as possible. After all, the more efficient and less boring your job is, the more enjoyable it will be, and you'll get to spend more time with your family, friends and hobbies.