A few weeks ago, I spent 45 minutes with a Venture Capitalist I’d never met before.
The meeting started with the usual feeling-each-other-out type of chatter: shared contacts…recent travels…the weather.
With the effortlessness only possible of “meeting professionals” we transitioned to business.
First, an overview of their fund strategy (fin tech), investment stage (seed/A) and capital structure (a few funds, $100M); then, seamlessly, to my current venture. We talked high-level thesis. I demo’d our product.
There was a rhythm to our conversation. We had chemistry. We were warm and comfortable; jamming...