How to Get Funded by DC’s Biggest Startup Investors

September 28, 2014

10:00 am

What happens when you put seven startup investors on stage at a casual event, where ties are discouraged, jokes are made, and cocktails are on hand? You get some brutal honesty.

Straight talk and telling it like it is were the themes of our August Tech Cocktail Sessions event in DC, where we were joined by a diverse panel of local investors:

From this event, we learned Paul Singh's 7 Dirty Secrets of Venture Capital and 6 Lies VCs Tell You. We also learned more about what they look for in founders, whether location matters, and what industries they're excited about. Here's the full video:

Check our the Tech Cocktail events page for more events coming up in your city, and join us October 6-7 in Las Vegas for our big annual event, Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact