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Srini has been a great partner and advisor and most every conversation is more focused on our success than on Intel Capital's success. In other words, he is very much a partner to the company and other investors...we are all in the boat together. He makes valuable introductions, stays current with our industry and brings new news and insight. Is clear about what's required for success and how he views a situation.
Srini has been a great partner and advisor and most every conversation is more focused on our success than on Intel Capital's success. In other words, he is very much a partner to the company and other investors...we are all in the boat together. He makes valuable introductions, stays current with our industry and brings new news and insight. Is clear about what's required for success and how he views a situation.
Srini has been a great partner and advisor and most every conversation is more focused on our success than on Intel Capital's success. In other words, he is very much a partner to the company and other investors...we are all in the boat together. He makes valuable introductions, stays current with our industry and brings new news and insight. Is clear about what's required for success and how he views a situation.
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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After you receive the wire, you basically don't hear from Don/the GFC team unless they want something from you/until your next round. This can be a plus and a minus--great if you just want a laid back low maintenance investor. Not so great if you're looking for someone to reach into their contacts and add value.
After you receive the wire, you basically don't hear from Don/the GFC team unless they want something from you/until your next round. This can be a plus and a minus--great if you just want a laid back low maintenance investor. Not so great if you're looking for someone to reach into their contacts and add value.
After you receive the wire, you basically don't hear from Don/the GFC team unless they want something from you/until your next round. This can be a plus and a minus--great if you just want a laid back low maintenance investor. Not so great if you're looking for someone to reach into their contacts and add value.
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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Niv is so flaky, it’s a wonder he’s even innbusiness. He ghosted on us without so much as a note.
Niv is so flaky, it’s a wonder he’s even innbusiness. He ghosted on us without so much as a note.
Niv is so flaky, it’s a wonder he’s even innbusiness. He ghosted on us without so much as a note.
Verified Investor Response:
I am accessible 🤷‍♂️ My email is niv@shrug.vc and you can also text me/Shrug at (415) 234-3348 – I read everything :)
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 Satya during YC and he was always very respectful and communicative. He is extremely forthright, patient and truly invests for the long haul. This is the type of partner you want on your cap table who also attracts other great investors to get involved in later rounds.
We met Satya during YC and he was always very respectful and communicative. He is extremely forthright, patient and truly invests for the long haul. This is the type of partner you want on your cap table who also attracts other great investors to get involved in later rounds.
We met Satya during YC and he was always very respectful and communicative. He is extremely forthright, patient and truly invests for the long haul. This is the type of partner you want on your cap table who also attracts other great investors to get involved in later rounds.
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 have known Sydney for years, having attended same graduate school. She's diligent and caring and most of all knows her shit!
I have known Sydney for years, having attended same graduate school. She's diligent and caring and most of all knows her shit!
I have known Sydney for years, having attended same graduate school. She's diligent and caring and most of all knows her shit!
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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Got to know Bilal over the years and always seemed like a nice guy with active Twitter persona. Unfortunately, he doesn't practice what he preaches. When came a time really help, give advice, or even response - he simply ghosted. No response. People always reveal their true colors when they are asked to actually do something helpful instead of just talk/tweet.
Got to know Bilal over the years and always seemed like a nice guy with active Twitter persona. Unfortunately, he doesn't practice what he preaches. When came a time really help, give advice, or even response - he simply ghosted. No response. People always reveal their true colors when they are asked to actually do something helpful instead of just talk/tweet.
Got to know Bilal over the years and always seemed like a nice guy with active Twitter persona. Unfortunately, he doesn't practice what he preaches. When came a time really help, give advice, or even response - he simply ghosted. No response. People always reveal their true colors when they are asked to actually do something helpful instead of just talk/tweet.
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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Sarah was extremely friendly and thoughtful throughout our entire conversation with her. She gave us a lot of honest and helpful feedback/questions as well as was very aware of what she didn't know, and so she arranged conversations with other partners with more domain experience. Even though Bain passed on us, she was very transparent on why and put in a lot of time to make more introductions for us.
Sarah was extremely friendly and thoughtful throughout our entire conversation with her. She gave us a lot of honest and helpful feedback/questions as well as was very aware of what she didn't know, and so she arranged conversations with other partners with more domain experience. Even though Bain passed on us, she was very transparent on why and put in a lot of time to make more introductions for us.
Sarah was extremely friendly and thoughtful throughout our entire conversation with her. She gave us a lot of honest and helpful feedback/questions as well as was very aware of what she didn't know, and so she arranged conversations with other partners with more domain experience. Even though Bain passed on us, she was very transparent on why and put in a lot of time to make more introductions for us.
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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Ali is one of the hardest working investors I've ever met. Every company that enters her portfolio becomes a part of her family and she will go to war for her founders and move mountains.
Ali is one of the hardest working investors I've ever met. Every company that enters her portfolio becomes a part of her family and she will go to war for her founders and move mountains.
Ali is one of the hardest working investors I've ever met. Every company that enters her portfolio becomes a part of her family and she will go to war for her founders and move mountains.
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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Clint has genuinely added a ton of value post-investment through intros and soft-counselling. Clint has even recommended engineers to us that were recently employed by his own venture. Icehouse Ventures invested in us from 2 funds across 2 rounds, Clint was involved with both deals.
Clint has genuinely added a ton of value post-investment through intros and soft-counselling. Clint has even recommended engineers to us that were recently employed by his own venture. Icehouse Ventures invested in us from 2 funds across 2 rounds, Clint was involved with both deals.
Clint has genuinely added a ton of value post-investment through intros and soft-counselling. Clint has even recommended engineers to us that were recently employed by his own venture. Icehouse Ventures invested in us from 2 funds across 2 rounds, Clint was involved with both deals.
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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Kieran knows his stuff. That's a given, so it's always comforting to speak to someone who looks after the fundamentals. But the reason I got introduced to him is that he's personable. Not in a way that leads people on, but he'll take time to look, think and feedback. In a way which may not mean you'll be working together, but which is always constructive. It's a fact that he's also relaxed, with a life outside of VC and this helps him form bonds with colleagues, partners and portfolio companies too.
Kieran knows his stuff. That's a given, so it's always comforting to speak to someone who looks after the fundamentals. But the reason I got introduced to him is that he's personable. Not in a way that leads people on, but he'll take time to look, think and feedback. In a way which may not mean you'll be working together, but which is always constructive. It's a fact that he's also relaxed, with a life outside of VC and this helps him form bonds with colleagues, partners and portfolio companies too.
Kieran knows his stuff. That's a given, so it's always comforting to speak to someone who looks after the fundamentals. But the reason I got introduced to him is that he's personable. Not in a way that leads people on, but he'll take time to look, think and feedback. In a way which may not mean you'll be working together, but which is always constructive. It's a fact that he's also relaxed, with a life outside of VC and this helps him form bonds with colleagues, partners and portfolio companies too.
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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