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If you are rejected, don't automatically assume it's your business plan that's the issue. It could be the firm's approach to its fund's investment cycle.
Under the new legislation, the typically small round of capital that flies under the regulatory radar for most startups has been expanded to $1 million a year.
VC funding isn't the end of the entrepreneurial journey, it's the beginning of a new trip -- here's how to navigate it.
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