10 Immortal Lessons from Laozi for Startup Fundraising

I recently gave a presentation about fundraising to a group of startups at the Blueprint co-working space in Hong Kong. Following the advice that we should remember the advice of mentors who walked before us, I reached back in time…more than 2,000 years actually, to one of the original startup mentors, Laozi.

If you’ve never heard of Laozi, go ahead and take the time to read about him because he’s got a pretty interesting story.

On to the lessons, which start with the basics and get more nuanced by the end. Below are both an embed of the slides and a scrollable version of the lessons.