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3 Things Alexis Ohanian Looks for in a Pitch

Alexis Ohanian has invested in more than 60 companies, including Evernote and HubSpot. Here are three things he looks for in a pitch.
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The Market Is Big

“No huge surprise here, but I need to believe your company has potential to be a $1 billion business one day.”

 

Not Just Growth--Acceleration

“I want to see week-over-week growth, and growth in how much you’re growing week over week. That’s in users or revenue--or, ideally, both.”

The Founder Is a Little Intimidating

“You know those people you can just feel are going to succeed, no matter what? They aren’t just talk; they are executing relentlessly. That’s a perfect founder.”
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From the October issue of Inc. magazine

CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN | Staff Writer | Senior Writer

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin is a writer, editor, and reporter whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, and The Believer, among other publications. She is a senior writer at Inc.




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