When James L. Brinkley II first started his company IPGen in 2019, he was optimistic about raising funds for his patent-focused startup, anticipating investments within three or four months. Brinkley had impressive credentials: a law degree, a master of laws degree and legal experience working on technology issues at IBM. Still, he found it difficult to raise capital for his startup, facing challenges ranging from a limited network to not knowing which funds to apply for. 

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