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Get ready for a reality check. Roy is someone with a polarizing personality. The kind of northeasterner that speaks his mind and isn't afraid to ruffle feathers—even if it's another one of his contemporaries. He's been around the block, has a practical sense of worth, is 100% real in every interaction... even if you don't like what you hear. But he commands respect and I take his opinion highly. Him and the Bloomberg Beta team are a group of people I could confidently take any massive problem, where the sky is falling down, and feel in good hands no matter what. At a Pre-Seed stage, Bloomberg Beta is the type of investor most founders want. Sure, it's a check, but it can be even more if you need it. Highly recommend.
Get ready for a reality check. Roy is someone with a polarizing personality. The kind of northeasterner that speaks his mind and isn't afraid to ruffle feathers—even if it's another one of his contemporaries. He's been around the block, has a practical sense of worth, is 100% real in every interaction... even if you don't like what you hear. But he commands respect and I take his opinion highly. Him and the Bloomberg Beta team are a group of people I could confidently take any massive problem, where the sky is falling down, and feel in good hands no matter what. At a Pre-Seed stage, Bloomberg Beta is the type of investor most founders want. Sure, it's a check, but it can be even more if you need it. Highly recommend.
Get ready for a reality check. Roy is someone with a polarizing personality. The kind of northeasterner that speaks his mind and isn't afraid to ruffle feathers—even if it's another one of his contemporaries. He's been around the block, has a practical sense of worth, is 100% real in every interaction... even if you don't like what you hear. But he commands respect and I take his opinion highly. Him and the Bloomberg Beta team are a group of people I could confidently take any massive problem, where the sky is falling down, and feel in good hands no matter what. At a Pre-Seed stage, Bloomberg Beta is the type of investor most founders want. Sure, it's a check, but it can be even more if you need it. Highly recommend.
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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Had a warm intro to Josh through someone I had only met once. He was incredibly generous with his time and feedback. Especially considering the fact that we were just starting to build the product, and were no where near ready to start having conversations with a fund like Upfront. Since then, Josh has responded to all of our emails with care and intention. Highly recommend.
Had a warm intro to Josh through someone I had only met once. He was incredibly generous with his time and feedback. Especially considering the fact that we were just starting to build the product, and were no where near ready to start having conversations with a fund like Upfront. Since then, Josh has responded to all of our emails with care and intention. Highly recommend.
Had a warm intro to Josh through someone I had only met once. He was incredibly generous with his time and feedback. Especially considering the fact that we were just starting to build the product, and were no where near ready to start having conversations with a fund like Upfront. Since then, Josh has responded to all of our emails with care and intention. Highly recommend.
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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Had couple of meetings with Steve. He took time to understand our platform and our space and offered some valuable advice. He offered to invest but we could not agree on the numbers. We stayed connected and kept going back to him whenever we wanted to brainstorm an idea or needed some external advice. He was always there to help and alway had valuable suggestions. I wish we had taken his money.
Had couple of meetings with Steve. He took time to understand our platform and our space and offered some valuable advice. He offered to invest but we could not agree on the numbers. We stayed connected and kept going back to him whenever we wanted to brainstorm an idea or needed some external advice. He was always there to help and alway had valuable suggestions. I wish we had taken his money.
Had couple of meetings with Steve. He took time to understand our platform and our space and offered some valuable advice. He offered to invest but we could not agree on the numbers. We stayed connected and kept going back to him whenever we wanted to brainstorm an idea or needed some external advice. He was always there to help and alway had valuable suggestions. I wish we had taken his money.
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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Naomi doesn’t invest/know my space and let me know that as soon as I mentioned my company. She still took several meetings with me over the years to help refine my pitch. Introduced me to relevant investors including someone from Menlo. I’ve known her for years and can attest she is a very ethical and a good person.
Naomi doesn’t invest/know my space and let me know that as soon as I mentioned my company. She still took several meetings with me over the years to help refine my pitch. Introduced me to relevant investors including someone from Menlo. I’ve known her for years and can attest she is a very ethical and a good person.
Naomi doesn’t invest/know my space and let me know that as soon as I mentioned my company. She still took several meetings with me over the years to help refine my pitch. Introduced me to relevant investors including someone from Menlo. I’ve known her for years and can attest she is a very ethical and a good person.
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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Victor/M25 are the most value-add investor we've had. They make incredible introductions and go to any measure to provide networking/help with whatever area we need.
Victor/M25 are the most value-add investor we've had. They make incredible introductions and go to any measure to provide networking/help with whatever area we need.
Victor/M25 are the most value-add investor we've had. They make incredible introductions and go to any measure to provide networking/help with whatever area we need.
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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Once you pitch Sequoia it's no surprise they're the top performing fund. They let us go through our entire pitch without interruption and then each asked 1-2 unbelievably thoughtful and smart questions. They followed up quickly with clear feedback on why it wasn't a fit.
Once you pitch Sequoia it's no surprise they're the top performing fund. They let us go through our entire pitch without interruption and then each asked 1-2 unbelievably thoughtful and smart questions. They followed up quickly with clear feedback on why it wasn't a fit.
Once you pitch Sequoia it's no surprise they're the top performing fund. They let us go through our entire pitch without interruption and then each asked 1-2 unbelievably thoughtful and smart questions. They followed up quickly with clear feedback on why it wasn't a fit.
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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1

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20/10. How do I put her on the top of this board? Literally the most no BS investor I've ever met. Very Asian tiger mom, in the best of ways. Sarcastic & dry sense of humor, but very caring. Practical, rational. Incredible investor, and even more incredible as someone who supports her co's. Even better friend. Must have for future of work/enterprise/AI/logistics founders.
20/10. How do I put her on the top of this board? Literally the most no BS investor I've ever met. Very Asian tiger mom, in the best of ways. Sarcastic & dry sense of humor, but very caring. Practical, rational. Incredible investor, and even more incredible as someone who supports her co's. Even better friend. Must have for future of work/enterprise/AI/logistics founders.
20/10. How do I put her on the top of this board? Literally the most no BS investor I've ever met. Very Asian tiger mom, in the best of ways. Sarcastic & dry sense of humor, but very caring. Practical, rational. Incredible investor, and even more incredible as someone who supports her co's. Even better friend. Must have for future of work/enterprise/AI/logistics founders.
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 only had one conversation with Jon after he reached out, but he seemed like a nice guy and I have nothing negative to say about him. He just moved to Mucker from a previous fund, interested to see the relationship develop.
I only had one conversation with Jon after he reached out, but he seemed like a nice guy and I have nothing negative to say about him. He just moved to Mucker from a previous fund, interested to see the relationship develop.
I only had one conversation with Jon after he reached out, but he seemed like a nice guy and I have nothing negative to say about him. He just moved to Mucker from a previous fund, interested to see the relationship develop.
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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Nabeel dug in and was very quick with his response. That said, he showed too much of a follower mentality (asking what other term sheets we had received) and not enough independent thinking.
Nabeel dug in and was very quick with his response. That said, he showed too much of a follower mentality (asking what other term sheets we had received) and not enough independent thinking.
Nabeel dug in and was very quick with his response. That said, he showed too much of a follower mentality (asking what other term sheets we had received) and not enough independent thinking.
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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Rick seems like a nice enough guy, but he passed on us for (imho) a really dumb issue with how we market our technology (we are aware it's confusing and will be changing it). We explained to him that it was a marketing problem but he didn't seem to get it...
Rick seems like a nice enough guy, but he passed on us for (imho) a really dumb issue with how we market our technology (we are aware it's confusing and will be changing it). We explained to him that it was a marketing problem but he didn't seem to get it...
Rick seems like a nice enough guy, but he passed on us for (imho) a really dumb issue with how we market our technology (we are aware it's confusing and will be changing it). We explained to him that it was a marketing problem but he didn't seem to get it...
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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