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Entrepreneurs try to delay taking money from investors as long as possible.
Entrepreneurs try delaying taking money from investors as long as possible.
Assuming (2) is correct, is there any difference in meaning between the two sentences?
ELL contributors have already answered a question about the difference in meaning between "try to open," and "try opening," but I'm not sure if it applies to the two sentences in my question because why would one try to delay taking money for its own sake (not to achieve something else)? And why, for that matter, would one try to open a door if not to achieve something else (to leave a building, to see what's behind the door ...)?