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The American culture of individualism, self-reliance, and independence celebrates the legend of the lone entrepreneur. However, for many years, research has shown that team-founded ventures achieve better performance than those founded by individuals. This paper reviews why entrepreneurs form teams, and the process of securing the various types of capital required, to increase the probability of success. A particular focus is placed on social capital and how when complimented with social competence, it can be leveraged to secure financing and build a highly effective, high-performance team.