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What to do when a VC says no

You need to be emotionally prepared. This wasn’t my first startup, so I was braced for rejection and for not getting my way immediately. You need to expect this, and to not take it personally.

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How to maximize your ROI from VC introductions

In an effort to set them — and hopefully others — up for success, I’ve come up with a few pointers that all startups should keep in mind when approaching their network for VC intros that ultimately lead to funding.