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Howard's a Straight Shooter and More....

Fund: Draper Richards

Posted by neal24 on 2007-05-04

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As an entrepreneur who has pitched to Howard before and been turned down, the only thing I can say is that I have a lot of respect for Howard. He is really sharp, and insightful. He was upfront with us and told us exactly how we felt about our business, what metrics/goals he would like to see in order to get him interested in the deal.

Then he jumped to the whiteboard and actually helped us think through our pitch!!! He gave us pointers as to how we could make it more compelling. Last, he forwarded us to a couple of people he thought who could help us out.

I am surprised that some people have had such a bad experience with him. Based on the responses at the Funded, it has to be his upfront, honest feedback that might put people off.

All in all my meeting with Howard was the best one that I had out of all the VCs and angels I met. I would actually recommend entrepreneurs to get on his calendar before scheduling any meetings with other VCs.

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