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Arrogant and Unprofessional

Fund: Benchmark Capital

Posted by RyanTech8711 on 2011-04-25

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When I first heard about Benchmark Capital, I thought they would be a great venture firm to work with. They seemed to meet all of our criteria, and I had heard good things about them in the past. I first spoke to an associate about our company and product, tho which I was promised an phone interview shortly later. After having the meeting time switched on me 3 times - all at the last minute mind you. It became VERY frustrating, but I was determined to talk to somebody about our companies goals. After all as entrepreneurs we must say defiant and work to overcome these obstacles.

Finally, after months of waiting we finally were able to pitch our idea to Benchmark Capital. Even though they turned us down, I was glad to actually get our idea to them and see what their prospective was.

Of course, when they said no - they didn't really give a reason or provide any detail.. just a simple .. No - we are not interested, and than hung up.

I realize that these are big firms and they probably get calls from tons of people a day, but I just felt like they could be a little more professional in dealing with a potential client.. who took the time to check them out and reach out.

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