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There are a ton of variables that go into the perfect formula between venture capitalists and CEOs.

Fortunately, venture capital investor Chip Hazard (Flybridge) offers a detailed and actionable playbook for welding the best CEO/VC relationships.

In this episode, John and Chip discuss:

  • The characteristics and habits of the best entrepreneurs
  • Why venture capitalists should be supportive but also know how to push their CEOs
  • How Chip’s new female-focused fund called XFactor Ventures is supporting women founders
  • Advice for first-time founders

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By Published On: May 15th, 2020Categories: Founding, Fundraising, Podcast, WomenTags: , ,

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About the Author: John Belizaire

John is a versatile CEO and serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded, scaled multiple technology companies over a 20-year career. He is currently the CEO of Soluna, a company helping to shape the future of renewable energy and computing. Before Soluna, John was the founder and CEO of FirstBest, a transformative insurance software company acquired by Guidewire Software and Theory Center, an e-commerce software company acquired by BEA Systems. Before becoming an entrepreneur, John was the lead architect for Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group. John is on the advisory board of several software-as-a-service, data analytics, and insurtech startups. He is the Managing Editor of CEOPLAYBOOK Media LLC, an online publication full of sage advice for first-time founder CEOs. John is also a trustee of Harlem Academy, an independent school in New York.