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Garage Technology Ventures

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1.5
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FIRM OVERVIEW: Small Investment Bank founded in 1997 based out of Palo Alto, United States (US West)

TEAM MEMBERS: Bill Joos, Bill Reichert, Guy Kawasaki, Mohanjit Jolly, Saad Khan,

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I Like Joyce Chung

Fund: Garage Technology Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-05-12

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I find Joyce's approach to entrepreneurs to be quite helpful and now that they are ready to start investing again, she would be the person I made sure to get to know. She is down to Earth and very practical - and better yet - very respectful of the entrepreneurs I have seen her work with.

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Sound Advisor

Fund: Garage Technology Ventures

Posted by PlanB on 2008-03-18

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We didn't pitch them so I can't speak to that experience. However, Guy was an advisor to us and stepped up whenever we needed him to. You won't get better advice when it comes to the fundamentals of what makes a great startup.

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Bill Reichert

Fund: Garage Technology Ventures

Posted by tiga2007 on 2007-10-17

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I have not pitched Bill, but have arranged for and observed Bill on several pitch panel events with other entrepreneurs pitching. At the personal level, I find Bill to be good to deal with - always return email, feedback, etc. when asked. At the VC level, Bill is always straight and fair with entrepreneurs; might have come across as harsh sometime, but he was usually right in his assessment.

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Too Busy Hawking Truemors

Fund: Garage Technology Ventures

Posted by sammy on 2007-08-27

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Guy is consumed with reaching for his own brass ring.

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Pitched and Fizzled

Fund: Garage Technology Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-25

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We pitched Mohanjit as part of the initial funding process, he seemed very interested and knowledgeable.

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Guy Kawasaki Garage

Fund: Garage Technology Ventures

Posted by laserbeam on 2007-08-17

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Should become TV presenter ,very good at recent AlwaysOn Stanford Summit ,however next big VC deal will be his first.

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Quick to Pass: Without Evaluating.

Fund: Garage Technology Ventures

Posted by FounderBelle on 2007-04-17

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Conspicuously absent is the lack of success.

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Still Trying to Decide Do They Want to Be VC When They Grow Up

Fund: Garage Technology Ventures

Posted by Maverick on 2007-03-21

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Garage started what looked like a very promising model during the bubble. Given Guy Kawasaki's personality and reach, it was possible that it would work. Today, they are a $20MM or so mini-fund looking for interesting deals that do not require much cash.

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