Reposted from the Startup Life Show with Ande Lyons:

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Our guest, Ben Jen, is a serial entrepreneur and investor who is actively involved in the Boston & New York City communities, and has been involved in numerous startups in the capacity of a co-founder, founder, executive, strategist, investor, and mentor.

He is also a mentor and adviser for youth entrepreneurship startups and individuals, and he serves on the Board of Directors of several Boston-area nonprofit organizations.

Ben shares terrific advice on what you DON’T want to do when pitching to Angel Investors, along with some tips to help you have a more successful experience when raising capital.

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