Missing the Prize

I am taking a class this week on “Marketing the Startup” for fun – okay, I am a full-fledged geek. I own this.

That said, yesterday the professor shared a story about a VERY successful venture capitalist who was hounded by the CFO of a tech startup looking for funding. The venture capitalist wasn’t interested because he didn’t think there was room for another company in the space. He was wrong and didn’t invest in Facebook in the early days.

What can we learn from his mistake:

No one (no matter how amazing) gets everything right – good news for me.
Keep an open mind when you are presented with things that seem an obvious no

Class is about to start.

More to learn,

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