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The Venture Karma System

Everything in the startup world hinges on the strength of your relationships. Investors back people they know or people referred to them by people they know. It's why investors don't want to meet you, they want to be introduced to you. Your ability to navigate challenges that block your company's…

The Right Way to Get Introduced to an Investor

Investors are busy creatures. They struggle to filter out the volume of deals that reach them through all kinds of channels, each fighting for their time and checkbooks. So investors look at how they heard about you as a key factor in whether they decide to follow up with you…

7 Things I've Learned About Being an Investor By Not Investing

This past week, Springboard helped power an innovation hub called SPROCKIT at the nearly 100K-person National Association of Broadcasters annual conference in Las Vegas. We worked with 27 impressive companies in the production, delivery, management, and distribution of content led by entrepreneurs with a wealth of experience. Listening to the…

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