One of the questions I’m most often asked as a VC is what I’m looking for in an investment. For me I’ve stated publicly that 70% of my investment decision is the team and most of this is skewed toward the founders. I’ve watched people who went to the top schools, got the best grades and worked for all the right companies flame out.
…ce. In a VC meeting if you get the sense that the firm isn’t ready to move don’t be afraid to say, “if you don’t see us as a perfect fit for your firm do you have anybody else in town you think we’d be a better fit for?” And if your rapport is good (and it won’t always be) ask if they’d mind intro’ing you.