VIDEO: How To Build Relationships With Investors

Teaching Startup: The Show - Episode 2.4





Just because your startup landed venture capital, that doesn't mean you're successful. And just because you've been offered investment doesn't mean you should take it.

If you and your investors don't have a solid relationship, it could spell the end of your startup. Or maybe just the end of your leadership there.

What starts as a discussion about emulation versus experimentation (and maybe a little man-crush from Colgan), turns into the finer points of authenticity, honesty, and relationships with investors. Investment means the clock is ticking and the runway is getting shorter, every day. Those relationships are going to get real critical, real quick.

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Justin Miller, co-founder of WedPics, who themselves have raised over $10 million in venture capital, discusses the finer points of entrepreneur to investor communication and the relationship, and how he and his company overcame giant roadblocks and massive pivots to find their success.

In startup, everyone is hungry, and everyone is willing to work just as hard as you. It's who you surround yourself with that makes all the difference.


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