Venture Capitalists Don’t Invest in Magic. Neither Should You.

Aaron Dinin, PhD
The Startup
Published in
4 min readDec 3, 2019

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A few months after launching one of my first VC-backed companies, our customer base began growing “organically.” By that I mean a few tech-press news outlets published stories about the company as a result of a recent financing we’d announced, and it drove some quality signups.

As a young entrepreneur, I was thrilled by this early publicity and the…

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Aaron Dinin, PhD
The Startup

I teach entrepreneurship at Duke. Software Engineer. PhD in English. I write about the mistakes entrepreneurs make since I’ve made plenty. More @ aarondinin.com