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Sep 17, 2015

FounderLine is a live weekly webcast devoted to helping startup founders succeed, hosted by seven-time startup entrepreneur and investor Joe Beninato. Each week, Joe welcomes an experienced entrepreneur or investor to discuss startup-related topics and field questions from entrepreneurs around the world. FounderLine is broadcast live, and viewers are welcome to send questions via email or twitter. For more information, go to

In this episode, host Joe Beninato and guest David Cowan of Bessemer Venture Partners answer viewer questions including:

  • What are the main things that you look at in a startup pitch and what is the biggest differentiator between a winning pitch and one that goes back in the stack?
  • We're getting some advice that we should move our startup to San Francisco. Is that really necessary?
  • Are there any recent noteworthy additions to the Bessemer Anti-Portfolio?
  • What was the defining moment when you realized that your idea should be pursued, and what was that moment like for you?
  • What is the craziest company that you've ever invested in, and how did it work out?