For the launch of this year’s Next Billion Dollar Startup list, we wanted to go back to the companies that successfully climbed to the ranks of unicorn and ask their leaders: what have you learned.

Jason Kelly is CEO and cofounder of Ginkgo Bioworks, a biotech company and 2019 member of the Next Billion Dollar Startup list. Kelly spoke about the unique challenges raising capital in an environment that’s not used to dealing with technical risk. He also spoke about the missteps young entrepreneurs take when approaching venture capital funding.

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