The door is open to Venture Capital, why are we told we need an intro?

Paul O'Brien
Formerly of @microventures-1, @zvents, @outright, @dachis-gro...
The door is open to Venture Capital, why are we told we need an intro?

Very common advice in startup communities: that the way to get connected to investors is with a warm introduction. Not a week goes by that I don't hear it, read it, or am part of such a discussion on a panel. Prompting this article, was being asked to answer on Quora, 'Why are VCs so adamant about warm intros?'

Paul O'Brien
Formerly of @microventures-1, @zvents, @outright, @dachis-group, @fliptop, HP & @yahoo. Founder of @mediatech-ventures

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