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Here is What VCs are Looking for in Your Startup Pitch

As a venture capital and private equity investor, I’m often asked what I look for in a pitch. It’s not a fresh, innovative idea or business model. And it’s not a competitive advantage, a large market, or a capable team—those are all obviously important, but they’re not the thing I’m looking for.From startups seeking a seed round in Jakarta to companies going public in New York, one truth is constant: investors are looking for the right story.What do I mean by “story”? Joseph Campbell, the scholar most famous for writing The Hero with a Thousand Faces, studied the idea of
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Matthew G. Badalucco 1 day ago . 3 min read

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