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My Investor Backed Out at the Last Minute. Here's How My Company Recovered. Here's what to do when your main source of funding is suddenly out of the picture.

By Jason Saltzman

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In this episode of Resillience with Jason Saltzman, the Entrepreneur Network partner talks with Yuni Sameshima, the CEO of Chicory. The New York-based company creates advertising for grocery chains and e-commerce grocery companies.

In 2016, the company was completing a round of fundraising, when suddenly their investor suddenly backed out and was never heard again. Sameshima talks about a time of uncertainty when it seemed the business was just a month away from going totally broke.

Speaking about the lessons he's learned along the way with Chicory, Sameshima notes that instead of concentrating on each phase of a start-up, concentrate on the task of running a business -- and master how to do that well before other facets of startup culture.

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Jason Saltzman

Startup Mentor, Entrepreneur, CEO of Alley

Jason Saltzman is a seasoned entrepreneur with a background in sales and marketing. Through his role as CEO of Alley and as a TechStars mentor, he advises hundreds of startups, offering real-life practical application and creative marketing advice.  

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