Read This Before Meeting VCs For Pre-Pitch “Advice”

by Jonathan Friedman via LinkedIn

VCs get asked all the time by startups to meet pre-pitch. Usually these requests are positioned along the lines of “we aren’t looking for money yet, just advice”. 

Of course, we all know this is just a nice way of getting your foot in the door for a soft pitch, and that’s ok, as these enable both sides to get acquainted before the real ask. However, when startups come unprepared to these meetings, they can make a bad first impression that is hard to overcome down the line...