Warm leads and your gut are not due diligence. I’m not happy for you getting scammed AT ALL. Just that this is to me the fruits of “pattern recognition.” what you described your behavior as…a warm lead and your gut. Yet good women and people of color’s companies don’t get funded because they don’t “fit the pattern.” This isn’t about you, per se, but as an object lesson for the valley as a whole. I’m again, very sorry you were scammed.