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David Gardner, Cofounders Capital

David Gardner is a serial entrepreneur (7X founder, exits over $100M) turned angel investor (FilterEasy, Archive Social) turned venture capitalist (Cofounders Capital, raised over $40M for NC tech companies). At this fireside chat at American Underground in Durham NC, David talks about his book, “The Startup Hats: Master the Many Roles of the Entrepreneur”, what North Carolina can do to help the startup community, why he invests in founders rather than ideas, and why retirement isn’t as great as it sounds.

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Music for this episode provided by Jensen Reed from his song, “You Can’t Stop Me”.

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