129. Season 3 Kickoff

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Season 3 Guests. And do you use your own email when emailing investors?

VC Minute – quick advice to help startup founders fundraise better.

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This is Rich Maloy with SpringTime Ventures, bringing you the VC Minute, quick advice to help startup founders fundraise better.

Welcome back. After some extended family time this summer, I’m ready to kick VC Minute season three into gear.

While I was offline, I was busy recording new episodes with incredible guests. I’m stoked about who’s coming on the show over the next few months. These folks include Peter Walker, Head of Insights at Carta. Neha Govindraj, founder and CEO of Bonside, a recent SpringTime investment, Matt Blumberg CEO of Bolster, author of three startup books, and host of The Daily Bolster podcast, a podcast that I strongly recommend you listen to. Liz Georgy co-founder and CEO of Soona. And more founders who have recently raised rounds, including Abby Mercado have Rescripted, Marco Benitez of ROOK, Alex Ryden of Guest House, Curt Nichols of Glade Optics, and many more. 

This season, I’ll also be releasing a new feature on VC Minute, but you’ll have to wait until it’s done. Trust me, it’s going to be awesome. 

For today, I have one quick piece of advice. I’ve noticed an uptick in the number of fundraising emails from generic addresses like admin@, investor@, or worse, IR, as in investor relations. This is a minor thing, and maybe this is just a Rich nitpick, but honestly, just use your main work email to reach out to investors. 

Are your fundraising efforts really so administratively overwhelming that you need to use a different email address for them?

Venture investing is a trust business. I want to do business with the CEO, not some obfuscated alias email address. 

I’m not going to say no because of the email address. But it does make me shake my head and wonder. 

Am I being ridiculous. Let me know what you think. I’ll be posting on LinkedIn primarily this season, as I do normally, so come and catch me there. Thanks for your patience with me. And I’m excited for season three. I hope you are too.

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