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John Balen is an Abusive Arse

Fund: Canaan Partners

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-26

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I know the instructions say to be "considerate and polite," but if the purpose of this website is to allow entrepreneurs to share the good, the bad and the ugly, I have to share this in the hopes that others are at least forwarned before going into the maw of the croc.

Skip Glass was a scholar and a gentleman, but when Balen entered the room things got immediately ugly. He is impatient, impetuous, and never learned good manners - or how to listening long enough to actually learn something. He kept taking us down rat holes and was just abusive and, frankly, stupid. I know his reputation is that he's extremely smart, but that's not enough to make a good VC. You have to know how to sit, listen, and THEN ask intelligent questions. Just being beligerant to the entrepreneur without given them time to actually finish a single slide of their pitch is insulting and unprofessional.

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