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Greycroft

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Rated 2.3 / 5.0 by 14
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FIRM OVERVIEW: Small Private VC founded in 2005 based out of New York, United States (US East)

TEAM MEMBERS: Alan Patricof,

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Ian Sigalow Very Rude

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by Octopus5 on 2011-09-08

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Didn't look up from his laptop once. Was rude and dismissive and already made up his mind before he heard the pitch. Would have no interest in working with him as an investor.

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Nice Chat

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by oranjestad on 2011-06-14

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Had a chat with Kirill Sheynkman in early April. He is knowledgable, candid in his opinion. It was a truly enjoyable conversation. Kirill contributed. Collected useful feedback, despite the fact I was looking to answer somewhat different set of questions.

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So Far, I'M Very Impressed

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by chief_firefighter on 2011-03-08

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I recently pitched my seed stage company to Kirill Sheynkman. He is clearly very excited about our company, and has been very helpful to us so far. If his actions are any indication of what we can expect from Greycroft over time, they're going to be a very good value-add investor.

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Great Team, Great Help

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-08-09

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I pitched to Dana and Dan and I was impressed with their insights and feedback. They are honest, kind and encouraging. I found their feedback great and they offered some fantastic suggestions. It's still a little early in my company timeline so I didn't expect to walk away with a term sheet, but both Dana and Dan did not make me feel as if that was the case and asked great questions. I'm a fan.

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Don't Trust with Confidential Information

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-04-09

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This firm's West Coast partner disclosed some extremely confidential material that was shared. Of course there was no NDA in place - and we'd have little practical recourse even if there was. So we're left to repair the damage with one of our largest partners.

Be aware. Get an NDA.

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Need Advise: to Pitch or Not to Pitch if There is a Competing Portfolio Company

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-04

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Please read private post

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Talked with an Associate at Greycroft

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-22

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The usual stuff, but didn't really get it (except from what he read from Techcrunch).

Unfortunately Greycroft is just not as impressive or bold as firms in the bay area. The finance boys of LA just don't seem to match up to the ex-product and engineer guys in the bay area.

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What do they want?

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-15

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Our experience with Greycroft is good. They are very helpful especially in the beginning. They ask a lot of questions - and i would be ready with all the answers.
That is reasonable. Ian was especially helpful and got the finer distinctions of who we are and why we make sense in the marketplace.

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The Worst VC I've Ever Dealt With: by Far!

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-06-10

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Now usually I don't talk bad about VCs. And almost never come to thefunded to write a review. However, I feel my experience over the last few months with Greycroft needs to be shared.

They are by far the worst VC i've dealt with, and I've dealt with quite a few. They were late for our meeting (35 mins!), only one of their team member managed to show up (was supposed to be a full partner meeting). No apologies for the others. Nothing.

If you're going to expect entrepreneurs that are running real companies, trust me, they have important stuff to do. Atleast have the courtesy to inform them ahead of time if you can't make it, or if not atleast apologize afterwards. Don't send your most junior person in lieu of a partner meeting.

I would never raise money from them nor would I advice anyone i know to.

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Diversity of Opinion

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by varus on 2008-03-03

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I pitched Greycroft on several deals. Each time it was like a Rubiks cube - some walls lined up and then others didn't. I like all the folks and Dana is charming and smart and Alan can get a lot of things done in a short time.

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No Response

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by NoResponse on 2007-12-18

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Alan Was Great

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-04

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Alan Patricof continually impressed with his intelligence, savvy and the respectful nature with which he treated us as we pitched him and his firm. We didn't ultimately end up going with Greycroft as the process was going sideways and we had other, much better term sheets on the table.

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Legend in His Own Mind

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by visera on 2008-01-14

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Patricof is ancient and a complete nut. And Lipsher is a young version of Patricof only with even less horsepower.

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Came Very Close

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-04-02

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They did 6 months of due diligence. Loved company, but suddenly pulled out.

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Toxic Venture Capital

Fund: Greycroft

Posted by london on 2007-08-08

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Alan Patricof has a reputation for being a savvy experienced venture capitalist. However, he is very difficult to deal with and has a very long track record of unstable behavior. The book "Burn Rate" has an excellent description of his behavior in the mid-90's and it's only gotten worse.

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