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How These Women CEOs Raise Money in Rooms Full of Men

The founders of furniture startup Hutch talk about the various obstacles they've come up against while fundraising.
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In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner, Business Rockstars talks with Madeline Fraser and Beatrice Fischel-Bock, the founders of Hutch (a furniture app that allows customers to try before they buy). They discuss some of the deep-seeded fears female entrepreneurs hold, which often arise from coming up against challenges as two women founders in a male-dominated field like venture capital.

Fraser talks about how she often has to first prove herself as a woman and then again as a credible entrepreneur. In order to stay grounded, Fraser emphasizes taking lunch with trusted, professional women to shake off self-doubt.

Fraser also talks about not guilting people for canceling a social plan or being unable to make a particular meeting over work commitments. Moreover, she emphasizes how start-up founders should be wise to the stressors of starting a business and encourage some leniency in terms of social activities. 

Click the video to hear more from the female founders of Hutch.

Related: Get Your Business Off the Ground by Making Mistakes

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