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Will Herman is an entrepreneur, active angel investor, corporate director and startup mentor. He has started and managed five companies, resulting in two IPOs and two corporate sales. Will has also invested in over seventy startups, sat on the boards of twenty and has advised over a hundred more. Will Herman founded his first successful company, Viewlogic Systems, a few years after his first failed attempt. He has started and managed a total of five companies, resulting in two IPOs and two corporate sales. He has also invested in over 70 startups-including Rajat's first successful company, NetGenesis-sat on the boards of 20, and advised over 100 more. Will Herman and Rajat Bhargava both leaped into launching companies in the early days of the tech startup boom. Over their decades as entrepreneurs, investors, and startup advisors, they've learned, through numerous trials and a few painful failures, how to shift the odds of success into a startup's favor. In THE STARTUP PLAYBOOK: Founder-to-Founder Advice from Two Startup Veterans (Lioncrest Publishing; 2018), Will and Rajat let first-time entrepreneurs in on what to expect from the startup journey, how to prepare for the hurdles ahead, and how to make all that hard work pay off. Rajat Bhargava is currently co-founder and CEO of JumpCloud. An MIT graduate with over two decades of high-tech experience, he is a 10-time entrepreneur with six exits including two IPOs and four trade sales. In the face of daunting odds against success-nearly 90 percent of new businesses fail-THE STARTUP PLAYBOOK (http://startup-playbook.com/) offers first-time founders the edge of experience and a comprehensive guide to laying the groundwork for success. I look forward to discussing interview opportunities.
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