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Why You’re Not Even Getting In The Door

What I learned screening 991 funded startups.

Mike Troiano
Nov 19, 2018 · 7 min read

97.5% of deals that meet our basic fund criteria for category, geography, and stage never get to the level of a deeper review and discussion.

1. Doesn’t fit our fund / not interesting to me

2. No fucking clue what it is

3. Solution in search of a problem / Weak business value proposition

4. Unlikely a venture scale opportunity

5. Weak Founder/Market Fit

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Who’s cooler than Sam Elliott? Nobody, that’s who.

G20 Ventures

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