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Pitching and Closing: Everything You Need to Know About Business Development, Partnerships, and Making Deals that Matter by Ellen DaSilva, Alexander Taub

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CHAPTER 45

DORM ROOM DEAL MAKER: ANDREW N. FERENCI

Key Notes

Name: Andrew N. Ferenci

Role: Angel investor

Previous companies: Spinback (sold to Buddy Media), Buddy Media (sold to Salesforce), Salesforce

ANDREW FERENCI, an entrepreneurial wunderkind, began pursuing his entrepreneurial passions by starting a company at the age of 19. But it really started long before that for him.

“Growing up in Minnesota, my childhood best friend (Ben Glaze) and I were always running some kind of enterprise, from screen printing apparel for high school lacrosse teams to selling snacks to hungry students before Hebrew school.”

His first company, called thecollegeshack.com, was an e-commerce retailer of collegiate apparel that taught him the skills of building and ...

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