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Mike is an experienced entrepreneur with multiple exits. He understands markets well and provides helpful advice. He's quick to respond to questions, and has great connections that he leverages to help businesses.
Mike is an experienced entrepreneur with multiple exits. He understands markets well and provides helpful advice. He's quick to respond to questions, and has great connections that he leverages to help businesses.
Mike is an experienced entrepreneur with multiple exits. He understands markets well and provides helpful advice. He's quick to respond to questions, and has great connections that he leverages to help businesses.
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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Super fun and hip investor — consumer focused and for early stage. Has a vast/expansive network due to her work at TechCrunch. A bit unresponsive/zone-outy when you talk to her, but very fun person to hang with.
Super fun and hip investor — consumer focused and for early stage. Has a vast/expansive network due to her work at TechCrunch. A bit unresponsive/zone-outy when you talk to her, but very fun person to hang with.
Super fun and hip investor — consumer focused and for early stage. Has a vast/expansive network due to her work at TechCrunch. A bit unresponsive/zone-outy when you talk to her, but very fun person to hang 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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The best name on our cap table by far. I am not sure I understand how he is this productive. Definitely take his money if given the opportunity.
The best name on our cap table by far. I am not sure I understand how he is this productive. Definitely take his money if given the opportunity.
The best name on our cap table by far. I am not sure I understand how he is this productive. Definitely take his money if given the opportunity.
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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Arya acts like a founder, and thinks like a founder, because he is one. As an investor he can put himself in the shoes of the founder which not many in Southeast Asia can do. Always there when you need help, and has full trust in the founders to run their business. I'm pretty sure other founders who have received an investment from him can share the same positive views. Their value add far outweighs the investment size.
Arya acts like a founder, and thinks like a founder, because he is one. As an investor he can put himself in the shoes of the founder which not many in Southeast Asia can do. Always there when you need help, and has full trust in the founders to run their business. I'm pretty sure other founders who have received an investment from him can share the same positive views. Their value add far outweighs the investment size.
Arya acts like a founder, and thinks like a founder, because he is one. As an investor he can put himself in the shoes of the founder which not many in Southeast Asia can do. Always there when you need help, and has full trust in the founders to run their business. I'm pretty sure other founders who have received an investment from him can share the same positive views. Their value add far outweighs the investment size.
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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Mo is one of those up-and-coming VCs that you don't hear about until you do, and then they're speaking with every notable founder in the blink of an eye. His firm is young (less than a year old) but they've already done about 10 investments. In other cases, this might mean they're rushing - but having gone through many conversations with him and his brother & business partner Ammar, I can say they're thorough and very very informed. I'm not sure if it's their size, the age of the team, or just sheer grit, but these guys do their homework. They come ready with questions and prepared on the industry. I can't confirm, but I'm pretty sure they even did a reference check on me before our first conversation. They seemed to know a lot about me, my business, and who I know. More than the casual LinkedIn glance. My favorite thing about Mo and Ammar is their speed. When they like something, they move on it. It's really just the two of them - no big IC, no board, no annoying slow GPs always in Tahoe - just two hard working VCs who can write a check the same day they decide they want to do the investment. No approvals required. A huge factor here is that Mo and Ammar have run and are actually running businesses while running Adapt. More so than the VC who founded a company in the dot com boom, they're actually doing it now in 2020. This means they understand what CAC is really like these days. They can relate to the difficulty of FB ads leading up to an election. They get it. They also are able to offer a lot of help other VCs can't. When I told them I wanted to find an influencer or two to work with, they had an intro ready for me the next day to an influencer they'd already worked with that had strong ROI. Hard to beat tangible value-add like that. Overall, I would rate Mo and Ammar 10/10. They're the type of investors you want to go back to and ask to participate in your next round.
Mo is one of those up-and-coming VCs that you don't hear about until you do, and then they're speaking with every notable founder in the blink of an eye. His firm is young (less than a year old) but they've already done about 10 investments. In other cases, this might mean they're rushing - but having gone through many conversations with him and his brother & business partner Ammar, I can say they're thorough and very very informed. I'm not sure if it's their size, the age of the team, or just sheer grit, but these guys do their homework. They come ready with questions and prepared on the industry. I can't confirm, but I'm pretty sure they even did a reference check on me before our first conversation. They seemed to know a lot about me, my business, and who I know. More than the casual LinkedIn glance. My favorite thing about Mo and Ammar is their speed. When they like something, they move on it. It's really just the two of them - no big IC, no board, no annoying slow GPs always in Tahoe - just two hard working VCs who can write a check the same day they decide they want to do the investment. No approvals required. A huge factor here is that Mo and Ammar have run and are actually running businesses while running Adapt. More so than the VC who founded a company in the dot com boom, they're actually doing it now in 2020. This means they understand what CAC is really like these days. They can relate to the difficulty of FB ads leading up to an election. They get it. They also are able to offer a lot of help other VCs can't. When I told them I wanted to find an influencer or two to work with, they had an intro ready for me the next day to an influencer they'd already worked with that had strong ROI. Hard to beat tangible value-add like that. Overall, I would rate Mo and Ammar 10/10. They're the type of investors you want to go back to and ask to participate in your next round.
Mo is one of those up-and-coming VCs that you don't hear about until you do, and then they're speaking with every notable founder in the blink of an eye. His firm is young (less than a year old) but they've already done about 10 investments. In other cases, this might mean they're rushing - but having gone through many conversations with him and his brother & business partner Ammar, I can say they're thorough and very very informed. I'm not sure if it's their size, the age of the team, or just sheer grit, but these guys do their homework. They come ready with questions and prepared on the industry. I can't confirm, but I'm pretty sure they even did a reference check on me before our first conversation. They seemed to know a lot about me, my business, and who I know. More than the casual LinkedIn glance. My favorite thing about Mo and Ammar is their speed. When they like something, they move on it. It's really just the two of them - no big IC, no board, no annoying slow GPs always in Tahoe - just two hard working VCs who can write a check the same day they decide they want to do the investment. No approvals required. A huge factor here is that Mo and Ammar have run and are actually running businesses while running Adapt. More so than the VC who founded a company in the dot com boom, they're actually doing it now in 2020. This means they understand what CAC is really like these days. They can relate to the difficulty of FB ads leading up to an election. They get it. They also are able to offer a lot of help other VCs can't. When I told them I wanted to find an influencer or two to work with, they had an intro ready for me the next day to an influencer they'd already worked with that had strong ROI. Hard to beat tangible value-add like that. Overall, I would rate Mo and Ammar 10/10. They're the type of investors you want to go back to and ask to participate in your next round.
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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Genuinely interested in getting to know you before diving into an idea. Wants to talk about what you were involved with at school, nostalgic about his old days. Highly indexes on the team.
Genuinely interested in getting to know you before diving into an idea. Wants to talk about what you were involved with at school, nostalgic about his old days. Highly indexes on the team.
Genuinely interested in getting to know you before diving into an idea. Wants to talk about what you were involved with at school, nostalgic about his old days. Highly indexes on the team.
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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I had one call with Connor and he mostly asked questions about our business and product. He didn't move forward with investing, but did take the time to offer thorough feedback via email on how we can improve.
I had one call with Connor and he mostly asked questions about our business and product. He didn't move forward with investing, but did take the time to offer thorough feedback via email on how we can improve.
I had one call with Connor and he mostly asked questions about our business and product. He didn't move forward with investing, but did take the time to offer thorough feedback via email on how we can improve.
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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I interacted with Charles briefly in describing my company overview in the process of booking a pitch. Charles is clearly highly intelligent, and made comments that demonstrated he understood and was enthusiastic about our business model, but these qualities were completely dwarfed by the needs of his ego. He had a compulsive need to interrupt, condescend, and boast about his past ventures, even interrupting the first sentence of responses to his questions. At its worst, in asking what our target early valuation was (which for the record was modest) Charles audibly snorted and boasted about how he had every intention of controlling the company at one third of that valuation, including controlling the board and removing anyone who disagreed with him (including past seed investors) with his "team of lawyers". Rather than accepting Lax's invitation to pitch we agreed some desert animals were brightly colored because they were truly poisonous, and we would rather not have him on our cap table under any terms.
I interacted with Charles briefly in describing my company overview in the process of booking a pitch. Charles is clearly highly intelligent, and made comments that demonstrated he understood and was enthusiastic about our business model, but these qualities were completely dwarfed by the needs of his ego. He had a compulsive need to interrupt, condescend, and boast about his past ventures, even interrupting the first sentence of responses to his questions. At its worst, in asking what our target early valuation was (which for the record was modest) Charles audibly snorted and boasted about how he had every intention of controlling the company at one third of that valuation, including controlling the board and removing anyone who disagreed with him (including past seed investors) with his "team of lawyers". Rather than accepting Lax's invitation to pitch we agreed some desert animals were brightly colored because they were truly poisonous, and we would rather not have him on our cap table under any terms.
I interacted with Charles briefly in describing my company overview in the process of booking a pitch. Charles is clearly highly intelligent, and made comments that demonstrated he understood and was enthusiastic about our business model, but these qualities were completely dwarfed by the needs of his ego. He had a compulsive need to interrupt, condescend, and boast about his past ventures, even interrupting the first sentence of responses to his questions. At its worst, in asking what our target early valuation was (which for the record was modest) Charles audibly snorted and boasted about how he had every intention of controlling the company at one third of that valuation, including controlling the board and removing anyone who disagreed with him (including past seed investors) with his "team of lawyers". Rather than accepting Lax's invitation to pitch we agreed some desert animals were brightly colored because they were truly poisonous, and we would rather not have him on our cap table under any terms.
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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We have been working with Nitin for five years now and he has worked for us tirelessly to find product market fit. We are a deep tech company and finding the product market fit is the hardest part for us. We had other investors who were impatient and would have killed the company. Today we have some of the largest enterprise customers in the world. We would not have reached this point without Nitin working for us tirelessly. He never stopped believing in us and kept managing the external world while we kept looking for our product market fit. What we do, very few people except our customers understand given deep tech focus of the company. Nitin has spent time understanding and learning our product and helping us simplify the story.
We have been working with Nitin for five years now and he has worked for us tirelessly to find product market fit. We are a deep tech company and finding the product market fit is the hardest part for us. We had other investors who were impatient and would have killed the company. Today we have some of the largest enterprise customers in the world. We would not have reached this point without Nitin working for us tirelessly. He never stopped believing in us and kept managing the external world while we kept looking for our product market fit. What we do, very few people except our customers understand given deep tech focus of the company. Nitin has spent time understanding and learning our product and helping us simplify the story.
We have been working with Nitin for five years now and he has worked for us tirelessly to find product market fit. We are a deep tech company and finding the product market fit is the hardest part for us. We had other investors who were impatient and would have killed the company. Today we have some of the largest enterprise customers in the world. We would not have reached this point without Nitin working for us tirelessly. He never stopped believing in us and kept managing the external world while we kept looking for our product market fit. What we do, very few people except our customers understand given deep tech focus of the company. Nitin has spent time understanding and learning our product and helping us simplify the story.
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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Eric is an investor, advisor and informal coach. He goes deep with founders to provide a supportive second opinion on key decisions. While driven to succeed and profit, Eric truly cares more about the joy of building and values relationships much more than ROI.
Eric is an investor, advisor and informal coach. He goes deep with founders to provide a supportive second opinion on key decisions. While driven to succeed and profit, Eric truly cares more about the joy of building and values relationships much more than ROI.
Eric is an investor, advisor and informal coach. He goes deep with founders to provide a supportive second opinion on key decisions. While driven to succeed and profit, Eric truly cares more about the joy of building and values relationships much more than ROI.
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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