Many entrepreneurs who don’t fit a VC profile have a harder time getting the funding. How to get ahead in business, from an entrepreneur who did things her way. No matter how good the business idea, it usually requires raising capital to become a viable business. In a world where venture capitalists are becoming risk averse and increasingly behaving like private equity firms, it should come as no surprise that there has been a dramatic decline in seed funding. Two and a half years ago, I attended a conference in Boston. There, one of the investors on the panel told the audience that raising money is tough. Many entrepreneurs who don’t fit a VC profile have a harder time getting the funding. If you are a women or an entrepreneur of color or above the age of 40, or from a certain geography (not in the Silicon Valley), you are certainly at a disadvantage. I thought to myself, “Well, I am a woman of color, a first-generation immigrant, a first time entrepreneur, and in two years I will be 40. Thanks for the encouraging talk.”

How to get ahead in business, from an entrepreneur who did things her way

Sarabjot Kaur is founder and co-CEO, of Experfy. She drives the overall product vision, strategy and growth for facilitating engagements between big data talent and enterprises. Learn more about her experience here: How to get ahead in business, from an entrepreneur who did things her way. Ms. Kaur is passionate about disrupting traditional models of engagement used today in a deeply fragmented analytics and BI market.

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