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How to Build Partnerships with Investors & Your Board

Venture capitalist Neil Sequeira, Co-Founder at Defy, shares valuable advice for founders, including how to build meaningful partnerships and tap into the collective knowledge of your ecosystem.
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When you’re in the throes of startup life, it can be tempting to assume you know it all and go it alone.

But according to Neil Sequeira, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Defy, that’s a one-way ticket to ruin.

As a startup founder, you have incredible resources at your disposal to obtain some much needed advice and perspective—from investors, from mentors, and from other founders and other companies.

In this episode, Neil talks about how to build meaningful partnerships and tap into the collective knowledge of your ecosystem and offers a wealth of valuable advice for founders and entrepreneurs.

We discuss:

  • How Defy approaches partnerships with founders
  • What’s on Defy’s radar for 2022
  • How founders can build a good rapport with the board of directors
  • Some general advice for startups and founders

Find Neil on LinkedIn and visit defy.vc.

This discussion with Neil Sequeira comes from our show Startup Success. Browse all Burkland podcasts and subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts.