Pursuing a Strategic Investor? What to Consider.

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Strategic investors don’t just offer funds, but contacts and advice to companies whose products and services are complimentary to their own. These deals have their advantages. But entrepreneurs considering them should keep their eyes open and understand what they are agreeing to with the influx of these new dollars.

Related: When It's Time to Raise Capital

Watch this short video as our editorial director Ray Hennessey discusses this funding option with Seth Levine, managing director at venture capital firm Foundry Group, Wole Coaxum, a business banking executive at Chase, and Marc Nager, CEO of entrepreneurship nonprofit UpGlobal.

Related: Every Business Must Raise Funding and Other Startup Myths

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Edition: July 2017

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