In conjunction with our Q3 Venture Financing Report, I sat down with Anna Patterson from Gradient Ventures to get her take on the state of venture capital investing.

Key insights

On asking for help from your investor: Repeat entrepreneurs ask for help more frequently. When you need help, ask for it. That’s what we are here for.

On building and retaining fans of your business: Having advocates in your customers, your employees and your board is paramount to your success. As you grow, keeping these people on board is even more important.

On company growth potential: I often ask entrepreneurs: “If your company had $30 million in the bank, what would you be doing differently?” If their answer sounds like a solid and promising growth trajectory, then why aren’t we pursuing that path?

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