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Startup advice for entrepreneurs who are raising capital and preparing for a potential downturn

Startup advice for entrepreneurs who are raising capital and preparing for a potential downturn

(Bigstock Photo) With near-record amounts of venture capital dollars available to startups but a potential economic downturn on the horizon, founders and CEOs have some crucial decisions to make in 2020. Startup investors and leaders offered some guidance at a panel discussion last week in Seattle hosted by Substantial and PitchBook. Here are the quick takeaways: Raise more capital than you need Do extensive diligence on potential investors/board members Focus on “efficient growth” vs. “growth at all costs” Speakers included Karan Mehandru , general partner at Trinity Ventures; Julie Sandler , managing director at Pioneer Square Labs; and Brian […]

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