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In this week's Investor-edition of the Minute, 14th-ranked Forbes Midas List investor Mike Maples, Jr., Founding Partner of FLOODGATE, speaks with Founder Showcase on-camera host Helen Park about what traits he looks for in entrepreneurs to determine whether they are worthy of an investment.
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According to Mike;
Our number one filter out criteria is whether this person is just 'doing' a startup or if they are doing it because they can do nothing else. Authenticity is pretty easy to find usually."
(False feelings, looks can be deceiving image via Shutterstock)
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