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Matt is amazing. He is very responsive and works almost as a co-founder. Every time I speak with him, or with anybody else in the QED team, I learn something. Couldn't recommend them enough.
Matt is amazing. He is very responsive and works almost as a co-founder. Every time I speak with him, or with anybody else in the QED team, I learn something. Couldn't recommend them enough.
Matt is amazing. He is very responsive and works almost as a co-founder. Every time I speak with him, or with anybody else in the QED team, I learn something. Couldn't recommend them enough.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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I have pitched hundreds of VCs, and no one was more abusive of his power than Santo. I wouldn't take his money if he were the last investor on Earth. Avoid at all costs.
I have pitched hundreds of VCs, and no one was more abusive of his power than Santo. I wouldn't take his money if he were the last investor on Earth. Avoid at all costs.
I have pitched hundreds of VCs, and no one was more abusive of his power than Santo. I wouldn't take his money if he were the last investor on Earth. Avoid at all costs.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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Alex is a beast - he's your hype man, your attack dog, your superconnector. Really good on following through. 10/10
Alex is a beast - he's your hype man, your attack dog, your superconnector. Really good on following through. 10/10
Alex is a beast - he's your hype man, your attack dog, your superconnector. Really good on following through. 10/10
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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In my interactions with Arif - i found him to strike the right balance between optimism and cynicism. He's honest and transparent in his feedback and one can be sure there's no skullduggery happening in the background. He's a fast learner and a good high IQ person to have on the board to keep a sharp eye out for detail. Very helpful - particularly in executive hiring. On the downside - superficial background in product/technology/marketing. His strength and domain expertise is primarily in enterprise products. Does not take strong stances when required (even though he would articulate his point of view). I hope this gets better with experience.
In my interactions with Arif - i found him to strike the right balance between optimism and cynicism. He's honest and transparent in his feedback and one can be sure there's no skullduggery happening in the background. He's a fast learner and a good high IQ person to have on the board to keep a sharp eye out for detail. Very helpful - particularly in executive hiring. On the downside - superficial background in product/technology/marketing. His strength and domain expertise is primarily in enterprise products. Does not take strong stances when required (even though he would articulate his point of view). I hope this gets better with experience.
In my interactions with Arif - i found him to strike the right balance between optimism and cynicism. He's honest and transparent in his feedback and one can be sure there's no skullduggery happening in the background. He's a fast learner and a good high IQ person to have on the board to keep a sharp eye out for detail. Very helpful - particularly in executive hiring. On the downside - superficial background in product/technology/marketing. His strength and domain expertise is primarily in enterprise products. Does not take strong stances when required (even though he would articulate his point of view). I hope this gets better with experience.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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I still remember my first meeting with Ariana. She made a huge first impression. She went super deep with asking questions and her energy emanated through our video conference. It took around two weeks for her to come to a decision, but was respectful of our time throughout the process. As a first time founder, it is important to have an investor who will support you through and through. We still have monthly calls post investment and she has been very helpful with recruiting. Furthermore, her technical background has been a huge help as a non-technical founder.
I still remember my first meeting with Ariana. She made a huge first impression. She went super deep with asking questions and her energy emanated through our video conference. It took around two weeks for her to come to a decision, but was respectful of our time throughout the process. As a first time founder, it is important to have an investor who will support you through and through. We still have monthly calls post investment and she has been very helpful with recruiting. Furthermore, her technical background has been a huge help as a non-technical founder.
I still remember my first meeting with Ariana. She made a huge first impression. She went super deep with asking questions and her energy emanated through our video conference. It took around two weeks for her to come to a decision, but was respectful of our time throughout the process. As a first time founder, it is important to have an investor who will support you through and through. We still have monthly calls post investment and she has been very helpful with recruiting. Furthermore, her technical background has been a huge help as a non-technical founder.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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A investor that has seen just about everything. He is respected among his peers and someone worth knowing. I never worked with him, but would meet often to share thoughts and get his feedback. I would include him on my short list of investors to meet with.
A investor that has seen just about everything. He is respected among his peers and someone worth knowing. I never worked with him, but would meet often to share thoughts and get his feedback. I would include him on my short list of investors to meet with.
A investor that has seen just about everything. He is respected among his peers and someone worth knowing. I never worked with him, but would meet often to share thoughts and get his feedback. I would include him on my short list of investors to meet with.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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0

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Free Money for Startups
Free Money for Startups
Free Money for Startups
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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I have heard so many horror stories from founder friends about Paige ghosting, not following through on commitments, etc. Also she and her co-partner Josh are super high ego despite not having much operator experience themselves.
I have heard so many horror stories from founder friends about Paige ghosting, not following through on commitments, etc. Also she and her co-partner Josh are super high ego despite not having much operator experience themselves.
I have heard so many horror stories from founder friends about Paige ghosting, not following through on commitments, etc. Also she and her co-partner Josh are super high ego despite not having much operator experience themselves.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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Among the best people I know. Can't recommend more highly.
Among the best people I know. Can't recommend more highly.
Among the best people I know. Can't recommend more highly.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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0

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Ryan is very approachable and genuinely wants to help other founders with his feedback. I met him at a conference in Canada and he was kind enough to spend some time and speak with me on my idea. He also offered to edit my blog post.
Ryan is very approachable and genuinely wants to help other founders with his feedback. I met him at a conference in Canada and he was kind enough to spend some time and speak with me on my idea. He also offered to edit my blog post.
Ryan is very approachable and genuinely wants to help other founders with his feedback. I met him at a conference in Canada and he was kind enough to spend some time and speak with me on my idea. He also offered to edit my blog post.
Verified Investor Response:
Helps Founders:
10/10
Saves & Gives Founders Money:
Yes!
Needs to be Profitable?
Nope!
Is This For Real?
13/10
Founder Guarantee?
Nope!
Fees?
Unlimited cards. Zero fees.
Spend Control & Transparency?
13/10
Built to Save Founders Monay?
Yes!
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