One Minute Until Impact: What Venture Capitalists Want to Hear From Entrepreneurs

"There's no secret to raising capital."


If there's one question that's never far from an entrepreneur's mind, it's this one: "Where am I going to get the money to get my company off the ground?" We brought that question to Susie Lee, a principal at TBL Capital, a San Francisco-based investment fund that focuses on social enterprise. Asked what young companies need to do to attract the attention—and lucre—of venture capitalists like herself, Lee says that there's no silver bullet. Except, maybe, positive cash flow.

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A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

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