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Longtime VC Neil Sequeira: funding founders without in-person meetings is ‘quite difficult’

We caught up with Sequeira yesterday afternoon and discussed whether he’s seeing valuations come down and whether he can imagine funding founders who may have an exciting pitch but is unable to meet in-person due to the pandemic.

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Three Critical Lessons I Learned From My Time In Big Tech

I learned many lessons from my experiences at Stripe, LinkedIn, and Skype, but some of the most critical ones

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Amid Downturn, Silicon Valley’s Balance of Power Shifts From Startups to VCs

The vultures do come out,” said Neil Sequeira, co-founder and managing partner of Defy Partners, a Series A venture firm, “but they aren’t usually folks like us who rely on our reputation.

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Can Startups Partner With Major Companies?

How can a startup partner with big companies? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. 

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Funding Strangers in a Strange World

Connie and Alex review the week’s news and then talk to Neil Sequeira of Defy Partners about pulling the investment trigger in a Covid-19 world.

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