Why Most VCs Won’t Intro You To Other VCs (Unless You Follow These Steps)

The question I get asked most often is “would Homebrew like to invest in my startup” (and we do our fair share of chasing too -> “please let us invest in your startup!”). The question I get asked second most often is “if not Homebrew, will you introduce me to some VCs who would like to invest in my startup.” There’s a reason why I won’t – because it means putting my reputation on the line for a founder I don’t really know. And in this business, reputation is very important. 

(Full Post: http://hunterwalk.com/2014/08/11/why-most-vcs-wont-intro-you-to-other-vcs-unless-you-follow-these-steps/)


Hunter Walk 

Hunter Walk is a Partner at Homebrew, a seed stage venture fund. Previously, he led consumer product management at YouTube, delivering billions of playbacks a day across computers, phones, tablets and TVs. Hunter joined Google in 2003 managing product and sales efforts for Google’s contextual advertising business. He was a founding member of the product and marketing team at Linden Lab, the creators of the online virtual world Second Life.

Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant and also spent a year at Late Night with Conan O’ Brien. Hunter received a BA in History from Vassar and an MBA from Stanford University. 

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