search: results update below


browse funds: selections are stored



recently rated:

Rated by 2
4.9

top rated funds:

Rated by 12
4.1

Rated by 12
4.0
 

Rated by 11
4.0
 

Rated by 15
4.0

Rated by 21
4.0

Rated by 31
3.9

Rated by 41
3.9

Rated by 11
3.8

Rated by 44
3.8

Rated by 106
3.8

Rated by 32
3.8

Rated by 32
3.8

Rated by 64
3.7

Rated by 23
3.7

Rated by 27
3.7

Rated by 11
3.6

Rated by 18
3.6

Rated by 10
3.6
 

Rated by 62
3.6

Rated by 21
3.5

Rated by 12
3.5
 

Rated by 28
3.4

Rated by 19
3.4

Rated by 14
3.4
 

Rated by 49
3.4
 

Rated by 31
3.4

Rated by 16
3.4
 

Rated by 10
3.4

Rated by 13
3.4

Rated by 16
3.4

Please take a moment and make a financial contribution to TheFunded. If we have helped you, help us with resources to further grow the both the site and our entrepreneur training program, The Founder Institute.

Member Post

TheFunded.com is an online community of over 20,000 CEOs, Founders and entrepreneurs to discuss fundraising, rate and review angel investors and venture capitalists, and discuss strategies to grow a startup business. Enjoy the site, and be sure to join us at our Founder Showcase events to meet the community.

Sign-up for Membership

0
Agree
0
Disagree

Had to Chase Down for a Pass

Fund: Pond Venture Partners

Posted by kinflip on 2009-06-09

PUBLIC:

Pitched Kent and Richard separately on a US based deal. Was told upfront that Pond's focus is primary EU given the goals of it's LPs and the bar is very high for N. American companies seeking funding from their firm. Kent is straight forward and asked reasonable questions. Met with Richard who said ( and I quote ), "We don't mess around. We'll give you an investment decision within a week or two". Of course that decision would be whether to move on to diligence or not.

From that point on radio silence. After a number of broken appointments to touch base was given the, "We'll invest if you can find someone to lead" via email six weeks later.

Hopefully blowing off scheduled calls isn't their standard mode of operation. Being generous I suspect they were trying to get something done internally and just couldn't. They may be a good fund, but Kent's bedside manner leaves something to be desired.

PRIVATE: Members Only (104 Characters)