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Pitch a Partner, and Not an "Analyst"

Fund: Sequoia Capital Israel

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-06

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Naturally, Sequoia would have a great rep, even in Israel. The partners themselves have sterling reputations, though the lowly analysts do not.

We pitched to one of the analysts, and we could not believe how much basic knowledge this guy was lacking. It was like "come on man, how the heck did you even get hired by a supposed Tier-1 VC"". They should really make sure their "analysts" have knowledge of the appropriate markets and technology. Even basic knowledge...

And despite all this, and him turning us down, we went

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