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Jon Hellam is a member of the Sales Development team at Greenhouse. Whether he's working to advance electric vehicle legislation, or offering musicians an alternative to major studio audio production, Jon enjoys contributing to the success of innovative companies transforming existing industries. In his spare time you can find Jon acting like a tourist in NYC, even though he's been living there for over a year. Connect with Jon on LinkedIn.
If you’re like me, you’re absolutely immersed in all things startup. You watch Silicon Valley and Shark Tank; you scour Crunchbase’s latest funding rounds on a hourly basis; you even listen to Gimlet Media’s podcast “Startup” during your morning commute. Maybe you’re currently starting your own business, doing your best to check all the boxes in order to become the next unicorn—a groundbreaking idea, a scalable model, and a thriving customer base.
While startups can raise money from a number of sources, the main avenue is venture capital, or VC for short. There are hundreds of entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to VC firms each day, many trying to position themselves as the next big thing like Airbnb, Uber, or Facebook. What you might not know is that VCs aren’t always looking for the next big thing, but rather the next big team.Read more