11 April 15
Investors are inundated with appeals to fund new companies. After a while, all the faces and pitches start to blend together.
Yet I vividly remember my first investment meeting with Leura Spielman, CEO of interior design company Laurel & Wolf.
One of the first things Leura said to me was, “I have been an interior designer for a long time. I know design, but I don’t know much about running a startup. If you’re going to invest, I look forward to the opportunity to look to you for help along the way and I promise you, in the meantime, that I am going to do everything in my power to succeed.”
I was sold.