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Crowdfund Investing For Dummies by Zak Cassady-Dorion, Jason W. Best, Sherwood Neiss

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Chapter 8

Networking Your Way to Successful Funding

In This Chapter

arrow Networking before you fundraise

arrow Establishing trust with “stranger” investors and striving for transparency

arrow Building a network of world-class associates

arrow Getting cozy with angel investors and venture capitalists

arrow Developing substantial content and building a Circle of 50

arrow Asking for help and addressing fears

This chapter was written in conjunction with Judy Robinett, one of the nation’s leading super connectors. She has over 30 years of experience working with startups, small/medium enterprises, and Fortune 500 companies. Judy is a former CEO of a public company and an active angel investor who mentors entrepreneurs on funding strategies and investors on vetting deals. Most important, she understands that without a strong social network, it doesn’t matter how good your idea is, you’ll never get funded. This chapter is ...

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