Anyone in business knows how critical relationships are to their success. The world of venture capital is no exception to this rule.
Both the investor and the founder are signing up as partners for a long time – hopefully the better part of a decade. For this reason, many make the analogy of dating and marriage between founders and VCs.
In the panel discussion below, Tim Kopp leads a discussion about the various stages of building a relationship and leveraging your investors. Jackie DiMonte of Hyde Park Venture Partners, Jeff Barry of Plymouth Growth Ventures, Ron Watson of Lewis and Clark Ventures, and Kay Whitaker of Sterling Hope join in the discussion as panelists.