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I got introduced to Peter through a mutual friend who thought we'd be a fit. We had one meeting and he ended up passing. He got back to us the next Monday afternoon as promised, with a clear reason why he was passing. Gave us several good points of feedback on our product, presentation and progress to date. Clearly understood our market and had legit concerns. Good interaction. Will reach back out for our next round.
I got introduced to Peter through a mutual friend who thought we'd be a fit. We had one meeting and he ended up passing. He got back to us the next Monday afternoon as promised, with a clear reason why he was passing. Gave us several good points of feedback on our product, presentation and progress to date. Clearly understood our market and had legit concerns. Good interaction. Will reach back out for our next round.
I got introduced to Peter through a mutual friend who thought we'd be a fit. We had one meeting and he ended up passing. He got back to us the next Monday afternoon as promised, with a clear reason why he was passing. Gave us several good points of feedback on our product, presentation and progress to date. Clearly understood our market and had legit concerns. Good interaction. Will reach back out for our 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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We did not contact this investor, they approached us. They appeared very interested in what we do, had a couple of meetings with us. As soon as they received our business plan, pitch deck and financial plan, they turned us down with a very strange explanation that was difficult to link to what we do. But then a week later they announced they had invested in another startup that competes with us (that we know is behind on technology and strategy). It is very obvious they were just spying on the competition of an investment they intended to make. Do not trust Statkraft Ventures.
We did not contact this investor, they approached us. They appeared very interested in what we do, had a couple of meetings with us. As soon as they received our business plan, pitch deck and financial plan, they turned us down with a very strange explanation that was difficult to link to what we do. But then a week later they announced they had invested in another startup that competes with us (that we know is behind on technology and strategy). It is very obvious they were just spying on the competition of an investment they intended to make. Do not trust Statkraft Ventures.
We did not contact this investor, they approached us. They appeared very interested in what we do, had a couple of meetings with us. As soon as they received our business plan, pitch deck and financial plan, they turned us down with a very strange explanation that was difficult to link to what we do. But then a week later they announced they had invested in another startup that competes with us (that we know is behind on technology and strategy). It is very obvious they were just spying on the competition of an investment they intended to make. Do not trust Statkraft Ventures.
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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Jomayra is an A player. She was extremely communicative through out our entire diligence process. She never left us feeling like we were out of the loop on where we stood. She is definitely a founder advocate and made tons of helpful introductions before we even got into diligence. If you get a chance to meet with Jomayra, definitely take the meeting.
Jomayra is an A player. She was extremely communicative through out our entire diligence process. She never left us feeling like we were out of the loop on where we stood. She is definitely a founder advocate and made tons of helpful introductions before we even got into diligence. If you get a chance to meet with Jomayra, definitely take the meeting.
Jomayra is an A player. She was extremely communicative through out our entire diligence process. She never left us feeling like we were out of the loop on where we stood. She is definitely a founder advocate and made tons of helpful introductions before we even got into diligence. If you get a chance to meet with Jomayra, definitely take the meeting.
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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Snita was thoughtful and took great care to help me re-work our pitch deck to be ready for IC. She felt like a real partner in the process. While they ultimately passed on us, she was considerate and transparent the whole time.
Snita was thoughtful and took great care to help me re-work our pitch deck to be ready for IC. She felt like a real partner in the process. While they ultimately passed on us, she was considerate and transparent the whole time.
Snita was thoughtful and took great care to help me re-work our pitch deck to be ready for IC. She felt like a real partner in the process. While they ultimately passed on us, she was considerate and transparent the whole time.
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 had a couple meetings with Dustin as we were raising some money and he was very prompt and engaged with what we were doing. While we didn't end up taking his investment, he was extremely friendly and provided multiple intros to potential customers that we greatly appreciated!
I had a couple meetings with Dustin as we were raising some money and he was very prompt and engaged with what we were doing. While we didn't end up taking his investment, he was extremely friendly and provided multiple intros to potential customers that we greatly appreciated!
I had a couple meetings with Dustin as we were raising some money and he was very prompt and engaged with what we were doing. While we didn't end up taking his investment, he was extremely friendly and provided multiple intros to potential customers that we greatly appreciated!
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've known Danielle frm her days building Thiel Fellowship (9+ years) and every interaction I've had with her has always been warm and plessant. We didn't raise a round from them but the community they've built both the Thiel Summit group (when it lasted; it was a sad day when it got shut down) and the 1517 group (now) are amazing resources all around. They have a focus on non traditional founders (people who didn't go to college in particular) and as a non traditional founder myself, they made me feel completely welcome regardless of where I came from. This was also at a time when all my interactions with people from silicon valley had a "too bad you're not here" undertone. If your story is in line with the 1517 Thesis, I recommend you have a chat with them even if you do nothing more than that. I have never seen someone be a resource for the earliest stages of starting up so consistently.
I've known Danielle frm her days building Thiel Fellowship (9+ years) and every interaction I've had with her has always been warm and plessant. We didn't raise a round from them but the community they've built both the Thiel Summit group (when it lasted; it was a sad day when it got shut down) and the 1517 group (now) are amazing resources all around. They have a focus on non traditional founders (people who didn't go to college in particular) and as a non traditional founder myself, they made me feel completely welcome regardless of where I came from. This was also at a time when all my interactions with people from silicon valley had a "too bad you're not here" undertone. If your story is in line with the 1517 Thesis, I recommend you have a chat with them even if you do nothing more than that. I have never seen someone be a resource for the earliest stages of starting up so consistently.
I've known Danielle frm her days building Thiel Fellowship (9+ years) and every interaction I've had with her has always been warm and plessant. We didn't raise a round from them but the community they've built both the Thiel Summit group (when it lasted; it was a sad day when it got shut down) and the 1517 group (now) are amazing resources all around. They have a focus on non traditional founders (people who didn't go to college in particular) and as a non traditional founder myself, they made me feel completely welcome regardless of where I came from. This was also at a time when all my interactions with people from silicon valley had a "too bad you're not here" undertone. If your story is in line with the 1517 Thesis, I recommend you have a chat with them even if you do nothing more than that. I have never seen someone be a resource for the earliest stages of starting up so consistently.
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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Unfriendly and dismissive. Intellectually inflexible. Complete unwillingness to stray outside of her own operational experience. I was grateful that after a few calls and a bunch of emails she ghosted me. I don’t care how strong of a brand they’ve got at Kleiner Perkins I wouldn’t take a cent from this type of investor.
Unfriendly and dismissive. Intellectually inflexible. Complete unwillingness to stray outside of her own operational experience. I was grateful that after a few calls and a bunch of emails she ghosted me. I don’t care how strong of a brand they’ve got at Kleiner Perkins I wouldn’t take a cent from this type of investor.
Unfriendly and dismissive. Intellectually inflexible. Complete unwillingness to stray outside of her own operational experience. I was grateful that after a few calls and a bunch of emails she ghosted me. I don’t care how strong of a brand they’ve got at Kleiner Perkins I wouldn’t take a cent from this type of investor.
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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We met about a year ago and I reached out to check-in as we were starting our fundraising process. We did an initial call, I sent over requested information (a deck). Nearly two months pass go by and I get a pretty much canned email that "you have probably" raised by now. This is the clear bad signs of a VC. Especially with no real reputation with new fund it shows why they won't be a top tier fund. Two months of ghosting to then just say you probably raised and that you focus on the actual round we are on just caught me as weird & I would not want to work with someone that flippant.
We met about a year ago and I reached out to check-in as we were starting our fundraising process. We did an initial call, I sent over requested information (a deck). Nearly two months pass go by and I get a pretty much canned email that "you have probably" raised by now. This is the clear bad signs of a VC. Especially with no real reputation with new fund it shows why they won't be a top tier fund. Two months of ghosting to then just say you probably raised and that you focus on the actual round we are on just caught me as weird & I would not want to work with someone that flippant.
We met about a year ago and I reached out to check-in as we were starting our fundraising process. We did an initial call, I sent over requested information (a deck). Nearly two months pass go by and I get a pretty much canned email that "you have probably" raised by now. This is the clear bad signs of a VC. Especially with no real reputation with new fund it shows why they won't be a top tier fund. Two months of ghosting to then just say you probably raised and that you focus on the actual round we are on just caught me as weird & I would not want to work with someone that flippant.
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 class act! By far one the best investors I ever had (if not the best), both before and after closing the deal. it was the fastest deal we closed, he is always the first investor to get back to us with feedback when we need, his feedback is always candid and spot on, he has a very clear and realistic idea about the shit that goes on inside a startup, and I could keep going!
A class act! By far one the best investors I ever had (if not the best), both before and after closing the deal. it was the fastest deal we closed, he is always the first investor to get back to us with feedback when we need, his feedback is always candid and spot on, he has a very clear and realistic idea about the shit that goes on inside a startup, and I could keep going!
A class act! By far one the best investors I ever had (if not the best), both before and after closing the deal. it was the fastest deal we closed, he is always the first investor to get back to us with feedback when we need, his feedback is always candid and spot on, he has a very clear and realistic idea about the shit that goes on inside a startup, and I could keep going!
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've talked with Lila off and on for years, she's super helpful, has introduced me to folks that have ended up leading my A round, and is in general amazing at connecting me with the right people. Super helpful.
I've talked with Lila off and on for years, she's super helpful, has introduced me to folks that have ended up leading my A round, and is in general amazing at connecting me with the right people. Super helpful.
I've talked with Lila off and on for years, she's super helpful, has introduced me to folks that have ended up leading my A round, and is in general amazing at connecting me with the right people. Super helpful.
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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