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Building relationships with VCs as a startup employee

If the startup where you work has taken on VC or angel money and it’s a relatively early stage startup there is a good chance you will have some exposure to the investors.  Especially if you are a somewhat senior hire or one of the earliest employees at the startup. If this describes you or your company then […]

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How to reach relevant people in the startup world

I know it feels like no one is listening to you when you’re getting started in the startup world. You have a blog you’re writing that hardly anyone reads (and certainly not the people you’d like to be reading it). A Twitter account that virtually no one follows. And those celebrity founders and VCs you’re […]

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The worst startup career advice: “Start a blog”

Lots of people will tell you to go and start a blog if you want to work at a startup. They say it’s a great way to develop a following – a following that will loop you in to some great startup job opportunities. I think this is really bad advice. @rrhoover @msuster @ryandawidjan @bhorowitz […]

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Don’t let them forget you

Here’s the situation: you’re reaching out to someone in the startup community who you’ve met before but who you’re not particularly close with. You’re looking to reconnect with them – maybe about a job opportunity, or about a new product you’re selling. In short, you need their help. “How do I know her?” When you’re trying […]

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