Three lessons I learned from my first investment check

Sometimes walking away is best thing you can do.

Nic Haralambous
Oct 28, 2019 · 4 min read
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Every dollar matters, until it doesn’t.

Co-founders must be aligned

Since this first experience raising funding I have, unfortunately, re-learned this lesson a few times.

Have a plan, even if it’s a bad one

We didn’t have a specific plan for the money and had no intended outcomes.

Network matters more than money

The number one reason that we all decided to give the money back to our angel investor was because we wanted to preserve the relationship. It wasn’t my connection to the money but that didn’t matter. If one of us was going to tarnish our names then all of us were going to.

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