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A VC who will marginalize an intelligent and productive co-founder just because that person has the wrong set of chromosomes - such a VC, I'm sorry, there's no polite way to say this - is a fucking moron. (I may be naive, but I find it hard to believe that such a VC exists). You do not want to do business with this kind of investor. You're creating a new, cutting-edge technology. A sexist, luddite dinosaur is not the type of person you want funding and influencing business decisions.

Don't hide the fact that you have a female founder. Her presence will filter out any sexist assholes and will ensure you find a true financial partner, whose interests align with your own.

True. But not everyone has progressive view of life, especially some "old school (in a bad way) people" .

Absolutely, people like this may exist. And you don't want to jump into business with this type of person, no matter how much money they may offer.

You don't want their money.

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