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What’s Harder Than Getting Venture Capitalists to Say “Yes”?

For fundraising entrepreneurs, getting investors to say “yes” is hard, but there’s something more difficult (and almost as important).

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When you’re an entrepreneur in the middle of trying to raise a round of capital, you probably think the hardest thing you’ll have to do is…




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Aaron Dinin, PhD

Aaron Dinin, PhD

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

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