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By Rimma of Reply.io:

Running a startup is hard work. And out of all the items on a startup owner’s to-do list, outreach should be hovering around the top of the list. Whether it’s prospective customers, investors, partners, or candidates you’re trying to connect with, there’s no better way to do that than a cold email.

Now, cold email doesn’t exactly have the best of reputations. Besides the usual claims that email is dead and you simply must be on the latest social media craze, the ‘cold’ aspect leaves plenty of people… well, cold

Well, not only is email alive and well, but cold email (when done correctly) could be a solid foundation for growing your startup. It’s how we grew Reply, and while we’ve branched out into other channels over time, our outbound cold email is still at the core of our business, and it can be at the core of yours too.

So, in this article, I’d love to share some of the pro tips and best practices on how to do that.