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I have reached out to Jeff asking for advice. He referred me to his partner Charles Hudson, and even though it became clear early on that SoftTechVC would not invest into the industry we're in, Charles took the time talking to me on the phone for almost 30 minutes. He was very open with advice and gave us very valuable insight.
How about stories while funded by them? How did they help you grow? Did they make introductions? Are they supportive in providing whatever resources you need? Did they just give you money and stopped there?
Anyone with multiple VC firm experience who can give an objective comparative review is highly appreciated.
The 14th Founder Showcase is just hours away, taking place on Wednesday July 17th in Mountain View. This is TheFunded.com's startup pitch and networking event, where we gather great speakers and investors to help early-stage entrepreneurs.
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Backs VentureSpur and The Dallas Entrepreneur Center. Not transparent, and terms could negatively impact the long-term success of your venture. Only worth it if you lack leverage or options to look elsewhere. What Trailblazer may not yet realize is that this business model will never net them large gains. The "long tail" of VC.
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The 14th Founder Showcase is just two weeks away, taking place on Wednesday July 17th in Mountain View. This is TheFunded.com's startup pitch and networking event, where we gather great speakers and investors to help early-stage entrepreneurs.
We are expecting over 400 global startup founders, investors, and press in attendance, so get your tickets today before they sell out at http://foundershowcase.com/tickets. Use the code 'friends_of_thefunded' to get a 20% discount.
This event will feature a series of practical, “How-To” workshop talks from leading experts designed to help seed-stage entrepreneurs. Speakers at the event include;
For more information, visit http://foundershowcase.com.
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Walden invested in my company late in 2010 as the first institutional investor. This is my first company to start and Matt and Larry have been great mentors and sounding boards throughout the whole process. The Walden team is great to strategize with and make time outside of board meetings as needed.
Matt has been in the CEO role as well as senior marketing roles at previous start-up companies and brings excellent knowledge and experience to my company, largely made up of engineering talent.
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