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Zone Ventures

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Members have submitted information that the following organization(s) may not be making investments into new portfolio companies. This warning can be contested by submitting proof of a completed investment in a new portfolio company within the last four weeks here.

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4.3
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3.3

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FIRM OVERVIEW: Medium Private VC founded in 1998 based out of Los Angeles, United States (US West)

TEAM MEMBERS: Frank M. Creer, N. Darius Sankey, Paulo de Rezende Jr., Timothy C. Draper,

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Great Partners

Fund: Zone Ventures

Posted by bureauchief on 2007-09-20

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I've had zone as an investor for two years now. They are VERY entrepreneur friendly. They don't try to hijack your company, they provide the time and support you need, but don't make you take your eye off the business at hand. Highly recommend.

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Dead Fund

Fund: Zone Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-02

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These guys came up in the bubble and Frank is the only one left. Nothing fresh, poor communication and execution.

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An Entrepreneur's Fund

Fund: Zone Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-20

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I have run two Zone portfolio companies: one that failed in the bubble because we did a bad bridge loan to our Series C round (lesson learned: NEVER do bridge loans in an early stage company, even if you have a signed term sheet), and one that is still going. I have to say Frank and Darius were fantastic through the whole process. They were extremely supportive in the worst of times - both during the bursting of the bubble, and post Sept. 11th when we were raising a round (it closed in October 2001). It might be tough to get funded by them, but once you are a portfolio company, they give you all the support you need. The true test of your investors comes when things don't go well (which is inevitable at some point in a start-up's life).

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If You've Got Some Extra Time on Your Hands to Burn

Fund: Zone Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-25

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Many meetings, lots of "interest", but a classic lesson of if they don't say yes, it means no!

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