Fund: First Round Capital
Posted by Anonymous on 2013-05-30
We recently pitched First Round. Overall I like their brand and what they stand for (first round), but it seems as though the firm is 'severely' slipping and is no longer top of mind for founders. I've heard negative feedback echoed across the board from friends.
We met with Rob recently. We had a 1hr meeting scheduled. He showed up late - ergh already. Was engaged for 10mins, pulled out his phone, starting reading email, looked up to seemingly pretend like he cared, and pushed us to speed up. The meeting ended early. We followed up with a "thank you for the time" style note, and no surprise, never heard anything back. Guy seems like a total arrogant ass, frankly. Sure, it's cool to pass on us (we raised a ~2m seed so we found plenty of others interested) but at least have the nerve to write us back. We spent our precious time (we're busy too) pitching you and speaking on the phone prior to the in-person, and yet you couldn't even write us back or take some time away from your email to listen?
Not impressed with my interactions, have shared the feedback with friends, who funny enough those that had also pitched first round, came back with similar feedback. Avoid.PRIVATE: Members Only