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Team Talk: Jess Lee, Cofunder and Polyvore’s VP of Product, on Successful Start-Ups

Jess Lee cofounded Polyvore, a fashion collage startup poised to blow up. She’s learned that investors want to know the market, the product, and the team–better to prep your pitch.

“When you’re fundraising, there are three critical factors your investors should be looking at: the market, the product, and the team. The market has to be interesting, so gather data about market size. The profuct has to be compelling, so paint a picture of your product vision using hookups, or better yet, a demo. And your team has to be capable. So just remember that your investors are investing in you and your team. This is especially true point in Series A investments when all you really have is the team and the product can change later.” — Jess Lee

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