The Key To Fundraising For Startups Is Alumni Networks

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Prominent alumni networks are an important tool for both startups and investors alike. In private markets, there is little to no information about startups that can help reassure investors. Because of this, investors have turned to alumni networks. Through these networks, investors can get an idea of a founder’s performance based on their university performance, which they have a better understanding of as they likely know first-hand how difficult the classes are at their alma mater. Read full article here

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