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WSJThis past summer, HubSpot Inc. received several offers from venture firms to invest in the marketing software start-up. The company wasn’t looking to raise funding yet - it still had about $5 million left from a $12 million Series B round in May 2008 - but rather than wait HubSpot decided in October to accept $16 million while it was still on the table.

That was the third round for HubSpot, which has raised more than $30 million from venture firms in just two years. And it’s done it all without a formal business plan.

“No venture capitalist actually asked us for a business plan,” HubSpot Chief Executive and founder Brian Halligan said last week at the Puerto Rico Venture Forum.

Original Article: Should Start-Up Founders Forget About Business Plans? - Venture Capital Dispatch - WSJ