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Alex is a 2x YC founder and very knowledgeable in the startup realm when it comes to both fundraising and executing on product led growth.
Alex is a 2x YC founder and very knowledgeable in the startup realm when it comes to both fundraising and executing on product led growth.
Alex is a 2x YC founder and very knowledgeable in the startup realm when it comes to both fundraising and executing on product led growth.
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 like Leo. He took a meeting with me off of a cold email, was prepared for the meeting, sent follow up notes and a thoughtful pass email. He didn’t invest but I would absolutely pitch him again on my next company.
I like Leo. He took a meeting with me off of a cold email, was prepared for the meeting, sent follow up notes and a thoughtful pass email. He didn’t invest but I would absolutely pitch him again on my next company.
I like Leo. He took a meeting with me off of a cold email, was prepared for the meeting, sent follow up notes and a thoughtful pass email. He didn’t invest but I would absolutely pitch him again on my next company.
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 been working with Bryce for over a year. We received an investment from him and IndieVC. He's a straight shooter. He provides honest feedback and doesn't beat around the bush. Unlike other VCs, his goal isn't to help you raise the next round. His goal is to help you increase revenue, profitability, and allow you to control your own destiny.
I've been working with Bryce for over a year. We received an investment from him and IndieVC. He's a straight shooter. He provides honest feedback and doesn't beat around the bush. Unlike other VCs, his goal isn't to help you raise the next round. His goal is to help you increase revenue, profitability, and allow you to control your own destiny.
I've been working with Bryce for over a year. We received an investment from him and IndieVC. He's a straight shooter. He provides honest feedback and doesn't beat around the bush. Unlike other VCs, his goal isn't to help you raise the next round. His goal is to help you increase revenue, profitability, and allow you to control your own destiny.
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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Very impressed by her depth of knowledge and style of thinking. She was able to bring clarity to a lot of half-baked ideas.
Very impressed by her depth of knowledge and style of thinking. She was able to bring clarity to a lot of half-baked ideas.
Very impressed by her depth of knowledge and style of thinking. She was able to bring clarity to a lot of half-baked ideas.
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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Was introduced by a close friend of Jerry's, but he showed up to the meeting over 20 minutes late. Was incredibly arrogant and rude, so I decided to cut the meeting short after 20 minutes. I do not know if he was just having a bad day, but it wasn't a good experience and really turned me off after that one single interaction.
Was introduced by a close friend of Jerry's, but he showed up to the meeting over 20 minutes late. Was incredibly arrogant and rude, so I decided to cut the meeting short after 20 minutes. I do not know if he was just having a bad day, but it wasn't a good experience and really turned me off after that one single interaction.
Was introduced by a close friend of Jerry's, but he showed up to the meeting over 20 minutes late. Was incredibly arrogant and rude, so I decided to cut the meeting short after 20 minutes. I do not know if he was just having a bad day, but it wasn't a good experience and really turned me off after that one single interaction.
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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Stay away from this partner and this fund — very sketchy. All of their money comes from an international rich family squad, and when I met with them they seemed super willing to stab anyone in the back and also inflated their status quite a bit. Seemed super predatory as investors.
Stay away from this partner and this fund — very sketchy. All of their money comes from an international rich family squad, and when I met with them they seemed super willing to stab anyone in the back and also inflated their status quite a bit. Seemed super predatory as investors.
Stay away from this partner and this fund — very sketchy. All of their money comes from an international rich family squad, and when I met with them they seemed super willing to stab anyone in the back and also inflated their status quite a bit. Seemed super predatory as investors.
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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For the first couple of meetings, I was terrified of Arjan. He was so incredibly direct, did not hesitate to tell me I'm going down the wrong path, and challenged my vision. Needless to say, I thought he disliked me and would never invest. I was wrong. Over time, I learned to really appreciate his style and saw through his expressionless face and harsh tone. He is no BS kind of guy with the best of intentions. He believed in me and invested when everyone else waited on the sidelines. I do believe his check triggered the rest of our investors to move forward.
For the first couple of meetings, I was terrified of Arjan. He was so incredibly direct, did not hesitate to tell me I'm going down the wrong path, and challenged my vision. Needless to say, I thought he disliked me and would never invest. I was wrong. Over time, I learned to really appreciate his style and saw through his expressionless face and harsh tone. He is no BS kind of guy with the best of intentions. He believed in me and invested when everyone else waited on the sidelines. I do believe his check triggered the rest of our investors to move forward.
For the first couple of meetings, I was terrified of Arjan. He was so incredibly direct, did not hesitate to tell me I'm going down the wrong path, and challenged my vision. Needless to say, I thought he disliked me and would never invest. I was wrong. Over time, I learned to really appreciate his style and saw through his expressionless face and harsh tone. He is no BS kind of guy with the best of intentions. He believed in me and invested when everyone else waited on the sidelines. I do believe his check triggered the rest of our investors to move forward.
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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Rich Wong is one of the most founder supportive institutional investors I know. He was an excellent board member, always looking to balance the many points of view, and he never gave up on us, even in our toughest times. Throughout my experience with him he approached every conversation with integrity and respect.
Rich Wong is one of the most founder supportive institutional investors I know. He was an excellent board member, always looking to balance the many points of view, and he never gave up on us, even in our toughest times. Throughout my experience with him he approached every conversation with integrity and respect.
Rich Wong is one of the most founder supportive institutional investors I know. He was an excellent board member, always looking to balance the many points of view, and he never gave up on us, even in our toughest times. Throughout my experience with him he approached every conversation with integrity and respect.
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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Ali is doing something completely different with Neo. He and his approach stood out to us right away. Our hypothesis was that Neo would actually add value beyond a seed check, particularly through Ali's personal network and the community he has built in support of young underrepresented computer science talent. Our experience has has exceeded those expectations. In addition to helping us hire some of our best engineers, finding one of our first large customers, and actively coaching us through multiple additional fundraising rounds, Ali has just been a great person. He is super responsive, thoughtful, modest, and always looking for ways to help. Even when we've been through difficult times as a company, he's thinking about us first. Highly recommend.
Ali is doing something completely different with Neo. He and his approach stood out to us right away. Our hypothesis was that Neo would actually add value beyond a seed check, particularly through Ali's personal network and the community he has built in support of young underrepresented computer science talent. Our experience has has exceeded those expectations. In addition to helping us hire some of our best engineers, finding one of our first large customers, and actively coaching us through multiple additional fundraising rounds, Ali has just been a great person. He is super responsive, thoughtful, modest, and always looking for ways to help. Even when we've been through difficult times as a company, he's thinking about us first. Highly recommend.
Ali is doing something completely different with Neo. He and his approach stood out to us right away. Our hypothesis was that Neo would actually add value beyond a seed check, particularly through Ali's personal network and the community he has built in support of young underrepresented computer science talent. Our experience has has exceeded those expectations. In addition to helping us hire some of our best engineers, finding one of our first large customers, and actively coaching us through multiple additional fundraising rounds, Ali has just been a great person. He is super responsive, thoughtful, modest, and always looking for ways to help. Even when we've been through difficult times as a company, he's thinking about us first. 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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If their term sheet was on the table we would have probably taken it. Shawn and the floodgate team are genuinely good people- a rarity for venture. They give you meaningfully tangible feedback and, independent of the outcome, your company is better for it having gone through diligence with them.
If their term sheet was on the table we would have probably taken it. Shawn and the floodgate team are genuinely good people- a rarity for venture. They give you meaningfully tangible feedback and, independent of the outcome, your company is better for it having gone through diligence with them.
If their term sheet was on the table we would have probably taken it. Shawn and the floodgate team are genuinely good people- a rarity for venture. They give you meaningfully tangible feedback and, independent of the outcome, your company is better for it having gone through diligence with them.
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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