Venture Capital

by Mike Masnick

VC Speed Dating

from the one-way-to-do-it dept

There's a growing popularity for the concept of "speed dating" these days, where singles are put together in a room, matched up across a table and told they have anywhere between 5 and 10 minutes to talk, before they're shuffled on to the next single. It seems that some VCs are taking a page from that book and are now offering VC speed dating. Put a bunch of venture capitalists across tables from entrepreneurs and give the entrepreneurs five to ten minutes to convince the skeptical VCs. This sounds like something that would have been insanely popular two years ago, but I'm not so sure now. We've mentioned a number of times how unwilling most VCs are to invest these days (though, like always, VCs in the article deny that). I would think that now, more than ever, VCs are relying on their personal network of contacts to find good deals, rather than talking to just anyone.

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