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It was the last week of February 2020, and my cofounder and I raced down to the subway platform after a promising meeting with an investor and scooted onto a wooden bench.
I grabbed my laptop, threw it open, and furiously started updating a forecasting model to answer follow-up questions about the company I was about to build. The energy in that station was palpable. It radiated from my excited cofounder, the express trains whizzing by, and the groups of tourists with Eataly bags whose thrill about their ball of burrata had nothing on the intoxicating knowledge that I was on the verge of something big — and that investors recognized it, too.
Then, a week later, as if some omniscient being had pulled the emergency brake, the world stopped. Handshakes that had been replaced by elbow taps were suddenly replaced by greetings of, “I think your mute button’s on.”
We were first-time founders who were starting to see the seas parting, but suddenly those sea levels were rising, making the path to funding seem impassable. We already had a disadvantage as female founders. To add a worldwide pandemic to the list of barriers would seem almost comical if not for, …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech