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Car broker refuses 'dragons' cash

CAR broker Ling Valentine received a roasting from the dragons this week in BBC2’s Dragons’ Den. Yet in a strange twist, despite some harsh words aimed squarely at the Gateshead entrepreneur she ended her pitch refusing their money.

Valentine wanted £50,000 in funding for a 5% share of her five-year-old web-based contract hire business, LingsCars. Her pitch included giving the dragons packets of noodles.

While three ‘dragons’ turned her down flat, two others each offered her £25,000 for a combined 30% share, to which she responded, ‘the Chinese eat dragons for breakfast’ and turned them down.

Valentine has posted her pitch on You Tube in two segments. You can view them here.

You can view them here in two parts:




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