Fund: Draper Richards
Posted by alecpeters on 2007-05-04
Howard is the first VC I went to after a bad experience with Crosslink Capital in my last company. Having been the victim of a VC (Jim Feuille) who was more interested in taking over the company than doing what was right for ALL the shareholders, Howard is one VC who is genuinely interested in the entrepreneur and who will give you the best feedback he can. He actually DOES add value and always returns my calls. While Howard didn't invest in my company (Bill wasn't keen on fantasy sports), he agreed to serve on my board and he has already driven more value to my company than I could have hoped. He is the man!
Howard has a good sense of humor. I can see how some people might take it the wrong way, but lighten up! Howard is a good guy who really cares.
I took a company I am on the board of here in Atlanta out to see a few VCs and get their input. Howard told them to change their focus radically. Some might have been offended, but these guys took Howard's advice and they keep telling me how pivitol that was and what great advice it wound up being.
So I give Howard a huge thumbs up!PRIVATE: Members Only