Your first investor is your lawyer

Navigating the world of angels, VCs and other potential investors is a labyrinth for most startup owners. Rashmi Sinha and Jonathan Boutelle, cofounders of SlideShare, found this out themselves as they were building their social-sharing slideshow Web site. In this Entrepreneur Thought Leader Lecture, given at Stanford University, the pair talk about how to navigate the Silicon Valley financial world – and it all begins with an attorney.


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