Dreams Of My Father
After eight long years of toil and frustration, it all came down to one meeting in Manhattan, with our young entrepreneur prepared to go down with all guns blazing. As he prepared to have the conversation that would either secure his fledgling business or finish it off, his thoughts turned to his inspirational late father, a prominent figure in Irish business who had always known what to do in make-or-break situations like this
I arrived outside the building in Manhattan for the final meeting that I was ever going to have about the platform I had built. I had identified the company via LinkedIn, of all places, and sent them a hit-and-hope message a few weeks earlier. They had agreed to meet, but I had managed to forget about it in the time since. We had had so little luck in drumming up interest in our other fund...
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