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Eight VCs Explain How (And Why) They Assess Founders’ Emotional Intelligence

This article was first published in Fast Company on October 9, 2017.
These are five key questions investors ask to determine whether they’re being pitched by emotionally intelligent founders.
Along with why it matters to them and what it means for entrepreneurs and those supporting and working with them. 
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New Research Project: Better Mental Health, EQ & Personal Management Tools For Entrepreneurs



I started my first business, a communications consultancy in the UK eleven years ago. It was a super stressful time, my partner had also recently launched a media start up and we had just become parents.  There were cash flow ups and downs, the highs of winning clients and the pressure of scrambling to make up for contracts that weren’t renewed and deals that didn’t close.

Studies show that 30 percent of startups fail due to the emotional state of their founders; 72 percent of entrepreneurs deal with some type of mental illness and, in turn, 49 percent of first-degree relationships (spouses, partners, children and parents) will develop mental health issues themselves from the second-hand stress of the entrepreneur.

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