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Re: Homebrew: Our Follow-on Investment in UpCounsel - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"awesome to hear!" - hunter walk
RT @satyap: proud to have @triketora as an advisor to @homebrew companies. her passion and energy are unmatched. http://readwrite.com/2014...
I kinda miss @Horse_ebooks
Re: My Two Favorite Questions - http://blog.kanyi.me/post...
"Nice. updated my post and tweeted - http://hunterwalk.com/2014/11/..." - hunter walk
Re: Don't Carpet Bomb For Introductions - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"You know I didn't mean this as a "don't bother VCs with multiple intros" but I can understand why it's being read that way by some people. In my mind a VC should respond to every intro request so long as it's customized to them and not obviously a cut/paste thing. I try to do this. So multiple data points is more about social proof than reaching me. And to be honest, if a bunch of random people just pass along a founder's note without know/vouching for that founder, I'll think less of the person passing it to because they aren't applying any filters of their own." - hunter walk
Re: Entrepreneur Russ Fradin Makes More Money, Less Noise - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"geez, now it sounds like a eulogy ;)" - hunter walk
Re: From Fistbump to Hitchhiker Thumb: Lyft's March Towards Free? - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"interesting thoughts from your personal experience. thanks drew." - hunter walk
Re: What People Who Worked At Google Know That You Probably Don't - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"well, i hope the takeaway is that people should optimize for joining winning teams, esp early in their career. Also, get some feedback for myself on how people think about these issues. Not every post I write is based on knowing the answers :)" - hunter walk
Re: What People Who Worked At Google Know That You Probably Don't - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"that's a great point. Learning one habit and applying it ongoing does not equal success" - hunter walk
Re: What People Who Worked At Google Know That You Probably Don't - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"well, at least you got through four sentences.... :)" - hunter walk
Re: What People Who Worked At Google Know That You Probably Don't - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"i'm an android" - hunter walk
Re: Commentary: Why I’m long on Lyft - http://www.geekwire.com/2014...
"thanks for riffing on my post!" - hunter walk
Re: Entrepreneur Russ Fradin Makes More Money, Less Noise - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"Bryan - 100% agree. one of the best aspect of ending up with a bit larger social media "following" than i would have guessed, is the ability to help share these types of stories/people, not just more random noise." - hunter walk
Re: Entrepreneur Russ Fradin Makes More Money, Less Noise - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"cool - i hope to continue surfacing and helping shine spotlight on these folks" - hunter walk
Re: From Fistbump to Hitchhiker Thumb: Lyft's March Towards Free? - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"kind of you to say! i try to go into these hypotheticals realizing I might, just might, be wrong. The best thing that can happen would be a good discussion!" - hunter walk
Re: Don't Carpet Bomb For Introductions - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"I'm blocking all text messages from you right now..." - hunter walk
Re: Don't Carpet Bomb For Introductions - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"When EVERYTHING is of equal urgency to a founder, I worry about their ability to prioritize and not burn out. The more trust/experience i have with the requester, obviously the more I'll default to their sense of urgency." - hunter walk
Re: Don't Carpet Bomb For Introductions - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"appreciate the comment. Two points for context that hopefully give you more insight into the motivation behind the post. 1. I honestly wasn't thinking about it as a dealflow/intro to VCs post (although given Homebrew I can understand why ppl thought that). It was more in relation to intro requests that i've gotten from friends/founders/acquaintances to friends/founders/acquaintances, and a comment on how I can be most effective for them over time. 2. It's my personal goal to respond at least once to every email sent to me from a founder (so long as it's not obviously some generic cut/paste). I can't always provide thoughtful feedback but I can certainly give the courtesy of a response. While this is my intent, I'm also sure that I don't hit 100% of this goal. But from a pure dealflow perspective, I can tell you that one of our investments (where we wrote a high six figure check into a ~$2m seed round) originated from a cold email to me." - hunter walk
Re: Don't Carpet Bomb For Introductions - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"appreciate the comment (both on the post and broader blog). I'm a big believer in Adam Grant's Give and Take - and I *think* i'm a Giver (or try to be), so I see this guidance as trying to maintain the ability/effectiveness of me to help people efficiently and effectively. Or at least that's the intent." - hunter walk
Re: Don't Carpet Bomb For Introductions - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"I'm more used to being Person C than Person B! :)" - hunter walk
Re: Don't Carpet Bomb For Introductions - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"Laura - i tell people if I feel that I don't know them well enough to make an intro. Esp as an investor, I won't make intro from founder acquaintance that i don't know well to another investor. But if i think an intro can truly benefit both parties, i work hard to try and make it happen." - hunter walk
Re: Tweet Disclaimer - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
":)" - hunter walk
Re: The Most Difficult Question I Ask Founders - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"i haven't used the tattoo to win over a founder. Yet. :)" - hunter walk
Re: The Most Difficult Question I Ask Founders - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"good question. at the end of the day I'm supporting a founder. sometimes those who want to exit early end up going the distance. and vice-versa." - hunter walk
Re: The Most Difficult Question I Ask Founders - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"i have a homebrew tattoo! (seriously)" - hunter walk
Re: The Most Difficult Question I Ask Founders - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"saul - great question. i'd want to understand what milestones they associate w their departure. Someone who just professes to not want to work on any one project for more than a few years, and doesn't have a history of success, that could be a strike. However, someone who is self-aware and talks about what they're best at and need to accomplish over a few years before perhaps the company would be best managed by someone else, that's not necessarily a strike. make sense?" - hunter walk
Re: Dear Twitter, I Want to Be Your Spam Sheriff But Need This One Feature - http://hunterwalk.com/2014...
"It's easy enough to bundle these or allow you to disable." - hunter walk
...& when you have kids & realize most Americans simply want better life for theirs, you can't just help your own. Gotta help others too.
...my kid knows nothing but fully stocked refrigerator. And makes me feel really good that I've been lucky enough to do those little things
...growing up I was lucky - solidly middle class - but i remember my mom buying a box of strawberries each week. That was our budget....
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