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THE ENTREPRENEURIAL BIBLE TO VENTURE CAPITAL: Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game by Andrew Romans

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5Practical Ideas and Advice on Raising VC Funding

A good CEO is always fund-raising. Seek opportunities to get to know VCs. Make all of them want to invest in you and decide which ones you like. Think of VCs as potential partners.

Never e-mail more than one VC at the same firm. It’s tempting to just blast all of them with your executive summary and pray that one of them will get excited by your multibillion-dollar opportunity, but don’t do it. That’s basically like putting ketchup on your sushi. It’s just not cool; so don’t do it.

GETTING ON THE RADAR OF YOUR FIRST-CHOICE VC

Ales Spetic, CEO of Zemanta, gives the following advice on reaching your first-choice venture capitalist:

It was summer 2008. Slovenian startup Zemanta just launched its ...

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