What is the best way to network with VC's?


Agree with Chris (Above).

Here's my 1-2-3.

1. A warm intro is brilliant - especially from a company they funded before OR missed out on that did darn well.

2. Keep answers short, but loaded to enlist questioning from them. This creates a discussion rather than a bombardment. Ask them questions and let them discover the answers about your product by leading them in.

3. Don't pitch a VC - pitch a partner who understands the opportunity and has taken a stake in something similar or ancillary.

Answered 11 years ago

The best piece of advice I ever got was to swim with the sharks. Go to pitch competitions, conferences, clubs and other events where they will be at. As stated above, don't pitch them but instead play the role of a colleague in the startup atmosphere.

Answered 11 years ago

I have 25 years of experience working with early stage technology companies and investors.

I’m often asked about fundraising strategies for VC funds and angel investors. After raising capital and exiting from multiple startups and investing through 15 venture funds and dozens of angel investments I have seen thousands of deals.

I’ve found that the most productive use of time for both of us is scheduling a call through my profile.

Answered 5 years ago

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