The “You Be the VC 6.1” feature focuses on Buzzy, a company that has created a device that helps relieve the pain and anxiety associated with getting a shot. What types of partnerships could Buzzy form to lower its capital requirements and allow its top management team to focus on its distinctive competencies?
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