Heidi Roizen on Raising Venture Capital

December 1st, 2006 |
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Heidi Roizen is a Silicon Valley veteran who spent her time building companies during the software and PC boom. PodTech Founder and CEO John Furrier spoke with her about how and when to raise venture capital funding. She says that what it takes to be an entrepreneur hasn’t changed over the years, even if some of the funding trends have. One interesting note: during the dot com boom Heidi was pitched by Courtney Love. She passed on the investment. Also, this conversation includes venture prospects for bloggers. (Her advice: A standalone blogger doesn’t need to raise money. But If your goal is to be big, then raise money.)

One more thing: You’ll hear Heidi’s dog in the background.

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