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@big_aash Nicely done
@socialru You were sprinting with non-stop VC meetings for a year?
@socialru Definitely can be much longer, but for an attractive company and a tight process that should be the target sprint time.
@garrytan @josephflaherty Huge congrats to you!
@garrytan @josephflaherty Thanks Garry!
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@levibethune For sure it is an emotionally challenging process and founders need lots of support in various ways to get through it.
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@daniel_r_james Find similar but not competitive companies and figure out who (partner, not just firm) funded them.
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@lpolovets Definitely don’t recommend if second founder doesn’t play active role. But hard to learn if pitching alone.
@RMB Ok. We’re on the same page. Thanks!
@RMB @micahjay1 Also just very hard to do get feedback without another team member at meeting.
@drbillnye Ha! We try to do better than this but raising money is a marathon process. I wish it wasn’t, but we spen… https://t.co/dag0a3A6z4
@patk @mvolpe Reminds me of another challenge - beware the VC who likes to play doctor/lawyer/engineer on TV and will claim deep expertise.
@patk @mvolpe If I had a dollar for every time I heard this complaint! :-)
@mvolpe 100% agree
@RMB @gao_malaza Would also say, power to those mavens. They are hugely valuable and will build great reputations a… https://t.co/kWvXgnBCXx
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@RMB @gao_malaza For sure. But you can easily spend 100 meetings pitching VCs who won’t lead but happily do diligen… https://t.co/sfpZcVZnmW
@RMB @gao_malaza Very rare and hard to predict
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@indievc And ironically, that traction also makes it easier to raise money.
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@marshsutherland Often yes. Need to gauge the probabilities vs runway right
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Shield your team (and VCs) Inevitable rejections will alter the way the startup is perceived by employees and i… https://t.co/wHGviQJJNG