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Investment Banker for Small Deal Discussion

How Much Focus on Revenues for a Seed Stage Pitch? Discussion

Santiago Subotovsky is a Good Guy

Emergence Capital Partners

I pitched to Santi over the phone today.

As scheduled, Santi called and from his intro, I realized they are only into B2B. But I asked if he would listen to my pitch and he agreed. He was very engaged, grilled me with questions and in the end offered his advice including encouragement that there are roots in my start-up.

Overall, I felt great about my pitch with Santi. The guy is a gentlemen. Would love to pitch to EmCap again someday.

First Step Fund at Invest Detroit Discussion

Need Advice on Asian Business Discussion

US West Software/B2B First Round Terms Term Sheet

US West Software/B2B First Round Terms Term Sheet

Great Org Very Ethical, Helpful, in It for the Long Haul. to Bad They are Not Funding Any Deals.

Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds

This organization has stood the test of time and is full of the best of the best in the venture capital world. I don't know if they will ever begin funding deals again, but if they do, this would be one to pay attention to.

Hard Working, Our Favorite Investor

SV Angel

These guys have gone out of their way to help us over and over again. After working with them it's hard to deal with others.

Working with Brian & Kevin. Awesome experience.

The Real Deal

Y Combinator

Fantastic experience. Working with these guys was and is life changing. I would absolutely do it again, and I've already got an exit.

Huge Time Wasters, Lots of Bs Homework

Silverton Partners

4-5 model update requests, 3+ weeks to respond after we submit their homework. Projections in both directions by years, for a seed stage investment. Amateur.

After Months of Meetings Said the Amount I Was After Was Too Small for Them

AnaCap Financial Partners

Private: 965 Chars

Anyone Have Experience with the Eb 5 Visa Program Discussion

Breaking New Ground in Funding Discussion

B2 B Tech Startup Attorney Northeast Region Discussion

Small but Very Engaged & Helpful

Harbert Management Corporation

The good:
- fairly efficient pitch process
- firm truly invests time to get to know entrepreneurs over time and find good fits
- incredibly nice people, fair/balanced and also not afraid to challenge
- very engaged as board member / investor, one of the most proactive in terms of communication in general
- want big outcomes like everyone else, but not "unicorn" chasers with unrealistic expectations
- if you are southeast-based, even better as this is their area of focus ... Florida/Gulf Coast/Atlanta/Carolinas/DC

The bad:
- there isn't any bad ... the only bad would be if you don't fit with their investment profile, which is B/C round level vs. seed or A round.

Buying Stock From a Founder Discussion

Urgent: Should Founder Make Very Involved Adviser Chair of the Board Discussion


Wellington Partners

supportive and constructive, even during hard times. stick to their word.

Surprisingly Mediocre. Just a Brand These Days.

Y Combinator

The batch sizes are humongous now (70+) so you don't get that much helpful energy at the Tuesday dinners. It's more like a conference than a party.

Previously, I thought YC was a for-sure good use of time. Now, I am not so sure.

Letter of Interest Discussion

Qualified Crowdfunding Reviews Discussion

Run Away

Artiman Ventures

Walk away or run away from this firm. Incompetent , egotistical , shallow and ethically challenged group. Both key partners Amit Shah and Yatin Mundkur are wonderful until funded and then true colors show up. Regardless whether the startup is doing well or not , they like to put their "candidates" in key positions and control the firm. This firm "under the guise of white space investing" will not hesitate to steal your idea and start a company on their own or pivot an existing portfolio company that is inspired by your idea. . Run away.

Private: 220 Chars

Analytics Ventures in San Diego? Discussion

Founder Showcase Scheduled for May 15th. Pre Sale Tickets Available Now News

Hosted by, the Founder Showcase is Silicon Valley's leading seed-stage startup event, gathering top technology founders and investors to hear and learn from leading experts, and help launch promising new companies to greatness.

The 15th edition of the Founder Showcase is scheduled for Thursday, May 15th at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View.

Pre-Sale Tickets (up to 50% off) are available until February 28th, so get your tickets or table today.

If you've never been to a Founder Showcase, here is how it works; 

First, we get the top figures in Silicon Valley to discuss pressing topics in startups and venture capital. In our 14-event history, we've been truly honored by some of the names who have graced our stage - including Elon Musk, David Sacks, Phil Libin, Keith Rabois, Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, Kevin Rose, and Naval Ravikant, just to name a few. You can check out some videos from past events here.

Second, we have a 100% free pitch competition completely geared towards seed-stage companies. How is this different from other pitch competitions? Well, most other events feature companies raising their Series-A, but we go one step earlier, as our presenters are all less than 2 years old and have raised less than $250,000 in funding. In other words, we give you the chance to see some of the most interesting companies of tomorrow before anyone else. Our alumni have gone on to raise over $75 million in funding, and include companies like Udemy, Relay Rides, Thumbtack, Kaggle, and many more.

Finally, we have networking with over 400 startup founders, investors and press from all over the world, and an energy brought by our emcee Adeo Ressi (Funding Member of that no other event can match.

This all gets mixed into one action packed afternoon and evening, so you can go get back to work building great companies. 

We hope you will join us on May 15th!

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