Posted by Walrus on 2010-11-10
Merus was one of the better VCs that we engaged with. Pitched to Salman Ullah (an ex-Google VP) first and then to the to the rest of the Partnership.
I found Salman to be wickedly smart, direct in his feedback and very transparent about his concerns and strengths of our business. The other two partners had great insights on our business and had taken the time to do some research prior to our meeting that we appreciated. The Merus team works really well together (you would be amazed at how many VC firms we met dont) and we actually enjoyed our discussion.
We did not move forward with Merus because our Series A was fairly large and outside of their sweet spot. Otherwise I felt they would have been the ideal partner. But we gained a lot of insight from our interactions with them and that helped us with our other pitches.
Bottom line: These guys take your pitch really seriously, and give you quick constructive feedback. Well worth including on your list.PRIVATE: Members Only