How Women Should Pitch, Making Chicago Smell Good, Kim Dotcom's VC Fund: July 18

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Joanne Wilson says male entrepreneurs are often more at ease in meetings with investors, and wonders whether women would have more success raising money if they were “a little lighter in their approach.” [Gotham Gal]

The Affordable Care Act is holding back small business hiring despite the Obama administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate, writes J.D. Harrison. [Washington Post]

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is planning a venture capital fund to invest in startups focused on user privacy, writes Lauren Hockenson. [GigaOm] raised $3.1 million from Suffolk Equity Partners, a guy reports from a bar. [TechCrunch]

Chicago-based perfume maker Tru Fragrance says the scent business is good for the Windy City (video). [Fox Business]

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