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Putting the 'suck' in success, or how raising $5.5m over 12 rounds of funding in five years nearly killed me

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Putting the 'suck' in success, or how raising $5.5m over 12 rounds of funding in five years nearly killed me

Flossie founder, winner of the 2016 Most Inspiring Individual at NZ Innovation Awards and all-round inspirational New Zealand businesswoman Jenene Crossan was coached by her first investor to never let weakness show, and for 18 years she believed that to be true. However, when she found herself reaching breaking point in one of the most stressful points of her founder career, she decided she needed to restructure her idea of what 'success' looks like. Here, Crossan shares her journey.