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In a fundraising pitch, only one slide really matters. Do you know which one?

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Is it because ice cream is delicious? Well… sort of…

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What’s best for your startup might not always be enjoyable

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VC can be great for your startup, but it can also create lots problems. Do you really know what you’re getting into?

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You’ll be able to fundraise once you understand what investors really want to see.

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The only person you help by comparing yourself to your competition is your competition

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And it’s not because it tastes good…

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With the right strategy, the thing harming your company could become the thing that helps you take it to the next level.

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Aaron Dinin, PhD

I teach entrepreneurship at Duke. Software Engineer. PhD in English. I write about the mistakes entrepreneurs make since I’ve made plenty. More @

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