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Basically honest, but negotiates aggressively on valuation and terms. He has as a strong set of views and frameworks for how industries and businesses should operate, and will push those strongly - this was pretty unhelpful in our case as we thought through some of the specific issues and dynamics in our business. Not a bad guy, but low empathy, not highly supportive and will always prioritize his own interests.
Basically honest, but negotiates aggressively on valuation and terms. He has as a strong set of views and frameworks for how industries and businesses should operate, and will push those strongly - this was pretty unhelpful in our case as we thought through some of the specific issues and dynamics in our business. Not a bad guy, but low empathy, not highly supportive and will always prioritize his own interests.
Basically honest, but negotiates aggressively on valuation and terms. He has as a strong set of views and frameworks for how industries and businesses should operate, and will push those strongly - this was pretty unhelpful in our case as we thought through some of the specific issues and dynamics in our business. Not a bad guy, but low empathy, not highly supportive and will always prioritize his own interests.
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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Brendan reached out to our company proactively to learn more. Despite this, he had done zero leg work on the company or space. After a few more meetings during a later fundraise, they passed for reasons that were obvious in the first place (market size in a $100Bn market). Seemed intellectually lazy, like he/they needed to fill time with meetings and we were "lucky" enough to be his time filler.
Brendan reached out to our company proactively to learn more. Despite this, he had done zero leg work on the company or space. After a few more meetings during a later fundraise, they passed for reasons that were obvious in the first place (market size in a $100Bn market). Seemed intellectually lazy, like he/they needed to fill time with meetings and we were "lucky" enough to be his time filler.
Brendan reached out to our company proactively to learn more. Despite this, he had done zero leg work on the company or space. After a few more meetings during a later fundraise, they passed for reasons that were obvious in the first place (market size in a $100Bn market). Seemed intellectually lazy, like he/they needed to fill time with meetings and we were "lucky" enough to be his time filler.
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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To a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Dan cannot think outside the clinical box he is in and misses a lot of good solutions if it doesn't conform to his pre-conceived notions. He is a smart person however and for the right startup can be helpful. If you are a founder with a medical degree you probably will get a good reception.
To a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Dan cannot think outside the clinical box he is in and misses a lot of good solutions if it doesn't conform to his pre-conceived notions. He is a smart person however and for the right startup can be helpful. If you are a founder with a medical degree you probably will get a good reception.
To a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Dan cannot think outside the clinical box he is in and misses a lot of good solutions if it doesn't conform to his pre-conceived notions. He is a smart person however and for the right startup can be helpful. If you are a founder with a medical degree you probably will get a good reception.
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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Fantastic and frank conversations with Brian were wonderful. He understood the business better and faster than almost all the other VCs we spoke to. Even asked for formal feedback via a colleague. Extremely impressive--great willingness to evolve as an investor.
Fantastic and frank conversations with Brian were wonderful. He understood the business better and faster than almost all the other VCs we spoke to. Even asked for formal feedback via a colleague. Extremely impressive--great willingness to evolve as an investor.
Fantastic and frank conversations with Brian were wonderful. He understood the business better and faster than almost all the other VCs we spoke to. Even asked for formal feedback via a colleague. Extremely impressive--great willingness to evolve as an 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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One of the best early stage options there are. Great Investor that helps in far more then just funding and is able to support founders during tough times
One of the best early stage options there are. Great Investor that helps in far more then just funding and is able to support founders during tough times
One of the best early stage options there are. Great Investor that helps in far more then just funding and is able to support founders during tough times
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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Working with an investor like Josh is a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you have the chance to work with him, take it. He is led by conviction and doesn't need the validation of other investors to make a quick decision and immediately add value. Josh led our seed round, attracted other world-class investors and operators, and completed the entire process in a matter of days. He is genuinely the epitome of a founder friendly investor who will double as a mentor and friend. He is humble, trustworthy and a genius startup operator. I'm grateful to have met Josh - he is a true diamond in the rough.
Working with an investor like Josh is a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you have the chance to work with him, take it. He is led by conviction and doesn't need the validation of other investors to make a quick decision and immediately add value. Josh led our seed round, attracted other world-class investors and operators, and completed the entire process in a matter of days. He is genuinely the epitome of a founder friendly investor who will double as a mentor and friend. He is humble, trustworthy and a genius startup operator. I'm grateful to have met Josh - he is a true diamond in the rough.
Working with an investor like Josh is a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you have the chance to work with him, take it. He is led by conviction and doesn't need the validation of other investors to make a quick decision and immediately add value. Josh led our seed round, attracted other world-class investors and operators, and completed the entire process in a matter of days. He is genuinely the epitome of a founder friendly investor who will double as a mentor and friend. He is humble, trustworthy and a genius startup operator. I'm grateful to have met Josh - he is a true diamond in the rough.
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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Adam spent a full hour with us and asked extremely thoughtful questions, as he had previously invested in our space. He passed but came back within a week and had clear feedback on what he would need to see. He made a very helpful intro on our behalf. We had a very positive experience and would be excited to pitch him again.
Adam spent a full hour with us and asked extremely thoughtful questions, as he had previously invested in our space. He passed but came back within a week and had clear feedback on what he would need to see. He made a very helpful intro on our behalf. We had a very positive experience and would be excited to pitch him again.
Adam spent a full hour with us and asked extremely thoughtful questions, as he had previously invested in our space. He passed but came back within a week and had clear feedback on what he would need to see. He made a very helpful intro on our behalf. We had a very positive experience and would be excited to pitch him again.
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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Lachy is one of the kindest and most brilliant investors in the startup world. Despite lots of early success, Lachy is very humble and tries to be as helpful as possible. Lachy has an excellent network in the Bay Area and can be a very useful resource around hiring. He makes decisions very quickly, one of the many advantages he has as a "solo capitalist" compared to the more conventional model of venture capital.
Lachy is one of the kindest and most brilliant investors in the startup world. Despite lots of early success, Lachy is very humble and tries to be as helpful as possible. Lachy has an excellent network in the Bay Area and can be a very useful resource around hiring. He makes decisions very quickly, one of the many advantages he has as a "solo capitalist" compared to the more conventional model of venture capital.
Lachy is one of the kindest and most brilliant investors in the startup world. Despite lots of early success, Lachy is very humble and tries to be as helpful as possible. Lachy has an excellent network in the Bay Area and can be a very useful resource around hiring. He makes decisions very quickly, one of the many advantages he has as a "solo capitalist" compared to the more conventional model of venture capital.
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 Paul for over 10 years. He has invested into two of my companies and been on the board for a significant portion of those 10 years. He's an exceptional investor and board member. He's always a booster, is genuinely helpful and has real integrity. He's straightforward to deal with and a great person to have on your side. My first start-up went through a lot of challenges and Paul was easily my most supportive board member.
I've known Paul for over 10 years. He has invested into two of my companies and been on the board for a significant portion of those 10 years. He's an exceptional investor and board member. He's always a booster, is genuinely helpful and has real integrity. He's straightforward to deal with and a great person to have on your side. My first start-up went through a lot of challenges and Paul was easily my most supportive board member.
I've known Paul for over 10 years. He has invested into two of my companies and been on the board for a significant portion of those 10 years. He's an exceptional investor and board member. He's always a booster, is genuinely helpful and has real integrity. He's straightforward to deal with and a great person to have on your side. My first start-up went through a lot of challenges and Paul was easily my most supportive board member.
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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Ashmeet didn't invest in my company but we've stayed in touch and he has been a mentor and advisor to me since. He's a straight up and honest guy. I always know what he has on his mind and he is easy to talk to. Even during negotiations, he clearly laid out what his perspective was, what he cared about and the constraints within which he was operating. That was really helpful for me to know. He also advised me on what I should be thinking about during the negotiation since it was my first time as a founder. I really appreciated that and took his advise into consideration. We didn't end up raising from him because of a variety of reasons, but my experience of engaging with Ashmeet was really good and I would engage with him again in the future if and when there's an opportunity.
Ashmeet didn't invest in my company but we've stayed in touch and he has been a mentor and advisor to me since. He's a straight up and honest guy. I always know what he has on his mind and he is easy to talk to. Even during negotiations, he clearly laid out what his perspective was, what he cared about and the constraints within which he was operating. That was really helpful for me to know. He also advised me on what I should be thinking about during the negotiation since it was my first time as a founder. I really appreciated that and took his advise into consideration. We didn't end up raising from him because of a variety of reasons, but my experience of engaging with Ashmeet was really good and I would engage with him again in the future if and when there's an opportunity.
Ashmeet didn't invest in my company but we've stayed in touch and he has been a mentor and advisor to me since. He's a straight up and honest guy. I always know what he has on his mind and he is easy to talk to. Even during negotiations, he clearly laid out what his perspective was, what he cared about and the constraints within which he was operating. That was really helpful for me to know. He also advised me on what I should be thinking about during the negotiation since it was my first time as a founder. I really appreciated that and took his advise into consideration. We didn't end up raising from him because of a variety of reasons, but my experience of engaging with Ashmeet was really good and I would engage with him again in the future if and when there's an 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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