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Jesse Beyroutey

IA Ventures

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8.5

8

How Well Do You Know This Investor?

One of the closest partners

8

Jesse and IA Ventures led my Seed round. I recommend them to any other founder as they are a strong, no-BS group who generally make life easy for founders without adding much overhead. They are also high conviction, decisive, and responsive which are all great. The good: Jesse is very intelligent and strategic. He understands tech and is helpful in conceptualizing. I have had many discussions with him which helped me reframe the positioning of an important part of the company. Both him and IA have also been supportive and positive. Finally, they are extremely well respected in the investor community. They have been generally able to connect us to many other top funds. The bad: IA is not well known outside of the investor community yet. This means that the brand is not too helpful in recruiting (I tend to mention their portfolios to try to raise their awareness) or with customers. They also don't have much of a platform -- their help with introductions to potential recruits or customers has been minimal. They are also a very "east coast" fund. Sometimes not as visionary (which can be good or bad) as the folks on the west coast. Jesse is also a career investor and has never been an operator. This means that his intuition is often somewhat theoretical, e.g., around sales. Overall, I'm a fan. While there are a number of things I wish Jesse and IA would do better around company support, their high intelligence, conviction, reputation among investors, and ability to be involved yet not being annoying has been good. I recommend the fund and Jesse.
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10
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7
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I Trust This Investor:
9
No BS (Delivers):
Would You Recommend This Investor?
8
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