The best way to get a meeting with an investor is through an introduction from someone he listens to. The best intros probably come from entrepreneurs that the investor has worked with. But the specifics of the middleman’s relationship with the investor are more important than the middleman’s day job. Finally, skip intros from (1) investors who don’t have a good reason why they’re not investing and (2) middlemen who barely know the investor.
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Babak Nivi is a co-founder of AngelList andVenture Hacks. Previously, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners and Atlas Venture. He has worked on startups including Songbird, Grockit, and Kovio. He went to school at MIT where received 2 patents and published in Science.