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Believe in the Value of Investors

Hugh Martin, Pacific Biosciences

Hugh Martin, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Biosciences, advises entrepreneurs to avoid a common pitfall when it comes to the entrepreneur/VC relationship: Instead of viewing your board as an obstacle to be managed, think of them as a valuable resource and catalyst for opportunity. If you pick the right venture capitalists, they can easily be the greatest asset that your growing business can have.