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The blog post titled “Hard Startups” by Sam Altman highlights what startups need to do for gaining crucial financial support in Series A or early-stage fundraising.  According to Altman, the most precious commodity in the startup ecosystem is talented people, and that they must retain focus on their long-term vision while simultaneously hitting their near-term milestones. Altman is an entrepreneur and the former president of Y Combinator and now the CEO of OpenAI.