Posted by Mariam Naficy, CEO & Founder, Minted.com on 2010-04-04
Jeremy is very committed to the companies he gets involved with. He is an angel investor of ours and has been extremely helpful to us. He answers my requests for help on very short notice, taking the time to provide advice on a range of topics from recruiting to product to marketing. He has a rare balance of pragmatism and boldness for a VC, and has on several occasions come up with really breakthrough advice that no one else has been able to see. For example, he took a contrarian point of view in one case and pointed out that we were trying to build a systematic solution to one issue where a manual solution could be just fine and not cost me several months of engineering.
At a recent party, I got off-the-record extremely positive feedback from a founder whose company Board Jeremy sits on.
For what it's worth, I have separately worked with Lightspeed when it used to be Weiss Peck & Greer - they funded my first company, Eve.com. I had an excellent experience with Chris Schaepe, who sat on our Board. Calming personality, highly ethical, helped us deal with another investor who was trying to do some not-so-great things to the founders.PRIVATE: Members Only (378 Characters)