Lets say u r decent developers, and a web site, and some revenue, and usage is growing. But its not doubling every month, and you are not 4 FAANG technical leads.
Do serious people spend more than 10 seconds on reading such an email?
Important note: this only works if you are credible. Credible doesn't mean FAANG, it means you can be googled and you look like you might be a credible founder.
So glad to hear this!
I have rejected offers from FAANG before and generally avoid their recruitment consultants to save myself from their golden handcuffs. I am sure not all investors will overlook not having credentials of FAANG but some of them will. And those are the ones that matter to me.
Also it's fine to email associates. They do a lot of the screening work since partners are trying to spend more time with an existing portfolio, networking, and startups further fown the funnel. If you can't impress an associate it's unlikely that you'll have impressed the partner.
So yes, for me it's easiest option.
Just not true. This topic is complex and yes sending a cold email to a random investor is worse than getting a warm intro but these are two extremes. There are many ways to raise significant funds without intros.
So, I have to click on a clumsy website around and don't get email addresses? No thanks.
No, you don't have to, no one is forcing you to use it. Someone will find it useful and this is sole reason I posted it here. :)
:%s/,/;/g | %s/\t/,/g
It took Google Docs what seemed like several minutes to serve it to me (mostly waiting time before the first byte), so I copied and pasted it into an Excel sheet, here you go:
https://gofile.io/?c=gKQ5we (Excel file.)
I didn't clean up the formatting that is just a straight copy and paste.
Guess many people don't like to install this slow bloatware like I do.
which other mainstream spreadsheet software is capable of handling hundred of thousands rows as fast as excel?
Excel is also extremely powerful and, in my opinion, pretty fast when you consider it's basically an extremely advanced REPL software that also checks cell dependencies and evaluates/updates on the fly. Not to mention extended functionality through scripting (VBA).
No shit! This would be news to the entire finance industry!
For my methodology, I sorted alphabetically and cross-referenced with our internal deal tracking tools. About 50% of the first 20 firms I checked were missing. I call my scan cursory because I didn't continue after that, and we only invest in a subset of markets and company types.
I see lists like this for sale fairly frequently, and based on what I see it's likely a list of all firms with partner emails that were easy to find.
One of the problems with VC in the United States is the very unequal geographic distribution.
b) If you're looking for a complete list just signup for a Crunchbase Pro trial, scrape the site and then cancel it. Or just invest in it if you are seriously fundraising.
Changing /edit to /preview, like Anon9001 suggests, does work.
(If you wanted to make a quick buck -- you could probably publish part of your list for free, and charge people a few bucks for access to the rest of it... I'm sure they'd pay... it's valuable info...)
But, this being said... I am grateful your list is free!
The way all of this is presented, along with saving the doc being disabled, is pretty sneaky.