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Palo Alto Venture Partners

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Firm Rating:

Rated 2.4 / 5.0 by 5
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Record
2.4
Operating
Competence
2.0
Pitching
Efficiency
3.2
Favorable
Deal Terms
2.2
Execution
Assistance
2.0

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FIRM OVERVIEW: Very Small Private VC founded in 1996 based out of Palo Alto, United States (US West)

TEAM MEMBERS: Neil Weintraut, Peter Ziebelman,

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Peter Ziebelman

Fund: Palo Alto Venture Partners

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-02-27

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Peter is more than just an investor. He takes an active role in presenting ideas and strategies to the management team. Peter is enjoyable to work with (his sense of humor is "unique") and he will always take your phone calls regarding ideas and or concerns.

His knowledge of marketing and business is an asset to any company.

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Weintraut and Ziebelman

Fund: Palo Alto Venture Partners

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-30

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Ziebelman and Weintraut do a good job of quickly deciding whether or not to invest and they deliver very clear rationale whatever their decision. Ziebelman fits the profile of an "active" investor which can be a pro or a con depending on what you're looking for. In general, I believe in a less active board/investor profile, but that's a matter of preference.

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Neil is Awsome

Fund: Palo Alto Venture Partners

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-09

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I have pitched several of my startups to Neil. he ALWAYS takes my calls, even after several years of no contact. Great on follow up and feedback. Always gives clear reasons for passing on a deal, and makes great suggestions on how to improve your business model and market approach.

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Generous

Fund: Palo Alto Venture Partners

Posted by ipser on 2007-03-17

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Peter Ziebelman is an extremely generous person who really seemed to care about helping us refine our pitch and our business model.

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