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On Deck: How to Run an Investment Process

On Friday, I led a workshop on fundraising for the current class of the On Deck Fellows. I used to teach a similar workshop at General Assembly and Skillshare many years ago. Teaching has always been a passion of mine.  I love sharing what I have learned over the past

On Deck: How to Run an Investment Process
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Here’s What You Should Ask Before Marrying A VC

Raising money from VCs is an important step in the company building process. It marks the beginning of a long-term relationship that can last longer than a decade. In my experience investing in and advising countless founders, company building is not rainbows, unicorns and lollipops. Startups are filled with adversity,

Here’s What You Should Ask Before Marrying A VC
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Startup Pitch Decks

A few weeks ago, Alex Iskold of TechStars NYC asked me to talk with the Winter 2017 class about constructing an effective fundraising pitch deck. I jumped at the chance because this is an important topic that often comes up with first time and even repeat entrepreneurs when they’re