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Pulling Teeth Could Not Imagine Working with Them

Fund: D. E. Shaw Venture Group

Posted by chromium12 on 2010-10-22

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I have never had a short meeting with a VC. Literally every scheduled 45 minute introductory meeting I have ever been on has lasted 75 minutes and the conversation has always progressed very naturally. D.E. Shaw and Alex are the one exception. He didn't say anything and rather than talk in circles I ultimately decided to just not say anything. The meeting turned into a staring competition with numerous 30+ second periods of silence.

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