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Access to Funding

Access to Funding
Catherine Young

Five feather-ruffling lessons from a seed-funding round going bust.

Funding rounds are taxing to say the least. Whether you are running your first uncoordinated family and friends round, or preparing for a large Series B event, by which stage you are well versed in the world of fundraising for your business. Here is a tale of a seed round gone wrong.

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