What They Dont Teach You At Stanford Business School

Stuff you can't learn in B-school: LARRY CHIANG

Why Most VCs Won’t Intro You To Other VCs (Unless You Follow These Steps)

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hustling, versus duplicitous-ing

Hunter Walk

The question I get asked most often is “would Homebrew like to invest in my startup” (and we do our fair share of chasing too -> “please let us invest in your startup!”). The question I get asked second most often is “if not Homebrew, will you introduce me to some VCs who would like to invest in my startup.” There’s a reason why I won’t – because it means putting my reputation on the line for a founder I don’t really know. And in this business, reputation is very important. That said, Satya and I have made introductions on deals we looked deeply at but passed — in at least two cases these intros resulted in funding. And in many other cases we’ve pinged investors who I thought might be interested even though I didn’t look closely at the deal (usually because it was outside of our themes). What set these entrepreneurs…

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Written by Larry Chiang

August 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm

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