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TheFunded.com Open Letter

Posted by Gopal Kamath on 2012-01-18

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2 Years of Great #FounderShowcase Speeches- Thursday's 9th Founder Showcase event in Mountain View will feature talks by Mark Suster, Mike Maples, Jr., and Dave McClure. But, before we enjoy their talks, let's pay homage to the amazing speakers who have graced our stage in the past.

Great Discussions on TheFunded:

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