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Author

Company

Well, I think that there's a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you're likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.

Richard Branson

Virgin Group

Good ideas will always get funded, so that's not going to be a problem. But you will see that it will be harder and harder for bad ideas to get funded.

Jeff Bezos

Amazon.com

I turned over every stone looking for money. Anyone who would listen, I'd talk to. I pitched friends, colleagues, classmates, partners, anyone, anywhere, anytime. I pitched a Texas multimillionaire, an oil magnate, a real estate person, and even a venture capitalist who funded gas stations. All potential investors got the same pitch for Java Soft, another program we'd played with. If the person I started to sell started spouting reasons that I believed were silly ones for rejecting us, they never got to hear about the real idea. Eventually only 4 people knew about our real plan.

Sabeer Bhatia

Hotmail

 

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