And who will conduct the research.
The legal structure of your business is important data for any funding source to have. Keep a record of where you found each piece of information that you expect to include in your history.
Historical data may not be essential. This is a way to build credibility for your business while engaging your audience with unique information about your company. How will the company achieve its mission?
What investors will care about, however, is how your personal history, work experience, skills, strengths, and education will help you succeed in this business—and even more importantly, what you've already done to start executing and bring your idea to life.
What idea can you distill into one or two sentences that conveys the primary mission of your company? This is a way to educate your incoming employees about the company, so it will be a more thorough history focused on the mission, vision and values.