Friday, April 06, 2007

How to Change the World: How to Get the Attention of a Venture Capitalist

A cogent list of the tips to get the attention of a venture capitalist:

Get an introduction by a partner-level lawyer.
Get an introduction by a professor of engineering
Get an introduction by the founder of a company in the venture capitalist’s portfolio.
Show success
Make sure your company is in the right space

What NOT to do:
Claim that you’re in a multi-billion dollar market
Brag about an MBA degree
Try to create the illusion of scarcity.

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