September 21, 2016

POV: Mistakes Startups Make When Talking With Investors

Startups and investors naturally form symbiotic relationships through a shared interest in solving a need. However, it’s important for any founder to ease into a discussion about raising funds and focus on building a relationship first and foremost. Presenting your product or business idea articulately, while clearly identifying how you would plan to use new capital should it be granted, will undoubtedly result in better chances of forming a fruitful partnership with prospective investors. Here’s what some of Verizon Ventures’ investors, partners, and seasoned entrepreneurs have to say.

 

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Tags: investing , Venture Capital , Startups