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As if Building a Great Company Wasn't Tough Enough

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Posted by Anonymous on 2008-04-19

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Unsolicited and repeated requests to meet and share what we were doing. We politely declined because we were told by numerous and credible sources in Boston that they are shifty, smarmy, and clearly on the prowl for competitive information. We all like to have our ego stroked, but credible VCs rarely contact you blind. They find someone that knows you to facilitate an introduction.

In short, GC's tactics are one step up from the spam mail that claims you've won $10M . . . but only after they ask you for your SS# and some transfer fees.

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