Posted by JAGJAG on 2008-12-30
Erez is different. A very modest guy, T-shirt and a brain, you'll never think of him as the typical VC character. Tomer got things quickly and made a 2nd meeting with Erez happen very soon after we first met for lunch. Also, Tomer asked the right questions that helped to clear things regardless to the fund raise. The due diligence was serious, but once decided to move forward â€" it was quick, no playing around.
Since then, Erez convey different and constructive angle to the board, lets the CEO to do the work (damn-it, he was actually a CEO himself once so he knows what its like).
It was important to me to work with a VC partner that will not provide a remote-control-advice, I knew I'll make mistakes â€" that's the reason I started off with private investors that I can think together with. Erez and Tomer are complementary to the things I care about as people and professionals, and also to my current private investors on my board. They listen, and if we donâ€™t agree it's also ok, you'll get the support you need knowing there are other different opinions than yours. In that respect - Erez made me change my mind to the right direction more than once, again â€" I think it's easier for a CEO to listen to a VC partner when it's mutual.