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VC Mark Crane explains how to raise funding beyond Silicon Valley


Once upon a time, if you wanted to build a tech startup, you relocated to Silicon Valley. Full stop. While there’s no disputing SV’s place and continued prominence in the startup world, today’s early-stage founders have more geographic freedom and funding options than ever before.
While that’s certainly a good thing, it’s still far from easy — especially when you’re facing economic headwinds. This is why we’re excited that Mark Crane, a partner at General Catalyst, will hold forth at TechCrunch Early Stage on April 20 in Boston, Massachusetts.
We invited Crane to share his expertise in a session called “How to Raise Outside of the Silicon Valley Bubble in a Down Market.” Founders must understand how markets work outside of Silicon Valley to truly capitalize on attracting investors and raising funds. Here are some of the reasons we think he can provide valuable insight on this important subject.
Crane has been a partner at General Catalyst, a Top 20 global investment …

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