By Sheena Lindahl, special to Overdrive
It was 2008 when Sarah Schupp’s dream was crushed.
She had commitments (but not yet checks) for a $2 million round of funding her company was raising to scale. She had everything in place for when the checks arrived, including commitments signed for a three-year lease on a new office, hires and even a new CEO on board.
Then, the stock market crashed and everything fell apart. One by one each investor pulled out.