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The Startup

Your Startup’s Fundraising Pitch Is too Childish

That’s why so many investors are saying “no”

Photo by DAVID ZHOU on Unsplash

I was walking my dog after getting home from work. Despite the late afternoon timing, the temperature was still close to 100 degrees (38 degrees for you more cultured, celsius people), and I was sweating. As I turned a corner, I encountered a group of neighborhood kids running a lemonade stand.

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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 @ aarondinin.com