12 ways to kill your chances for venture capital

05/30/2011 | Business Insider

When you land an appointment with a venture capitalist, try not to be 45 minutes late, insult the VC's previous investments or ask the investor to bend his rules in your case. Oh, and resist the urge to dress up like an avocado in order to make some kind of point, Alyson Shontell writes in this roundup of "train wreck" pitch meetings.

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