Fund: Venrock Associates
Posted by jodysherman on 2011-09-16
Almost every VC who passes on your deal will say "I'm sorry this just isn't for us, but let me help you out if I can." Very few, almost none of them mean it. I've been very fortunate to meet a rare few who walk their talk.
Marissa is so above and beyond helpful -- even after taking me to her partners and having them pass -- that it is humbling.
Her introductions to very powerful and influential investors have already yielded two new investors in my company, as well as a strategic partnership that I happened much sooner than it otherwise could or should have.
If you get a chance to meet with her, do it! If she is into what you are doing, she will become an incredible advocate for you -- whether or not you ultimately get an investment from her fund.PRIVATE: Members Only