7 Female Founders on Closing the Deal

Noah Kalina
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Alexa Von Tobel of LearnVest

Vet them as much as they are vetting you.

von Tobel says entrepreneurs aren't the only ones who should be vetted when VCs are negotiating funds.

She recommends getting references -- and not only talking to the companies that performed well. Talk with the ones that went sideways to find out how the investors handled the tough times.