Fund: Silverton Partners
Posted by Anonymous on 2015-12-07
Last year I emailed Bill cold and he invited me in quickly. Fast process, all of the partners (Bill, Morgan, Kip) were there. We're in the cloud user management space and they have already funded companies in that space. Even though I hadn't yet brought in my team and was pitching solo, they were sincere, nice, polite, direct, and extremely intelligent.
Bill kicked me over to a portfolio company for further review, which didn't go perfectly. When I mentioned it to him, he gave me another try and had another (famous) entrepreneur talk to me.
Their questions were excellent and indicated that they'd already reviewed my doc, but they didn't interrupt or play with their phones. Smart questions -- they all 'got it' and didn't insult the idea/product/team.
I've only pitched a couple of times so don't have much to go on, but this experience was light years beyond the other VC's I've spoken to in Austin and Houston. Silverton is the epitome of professional investors - "smart" money.
Even though they passed, I was invigorated by the experience and even more determined to make it happen (and it is!!) If you have the chance to pitch Silverton, absolutely do it. You won't pay for it in demoralizing or inane conversations. These guys know their stuff and would add a lot to a board, but more importantly they seem to be very decent, real people.PRIVATE: Members Only (66 Characters)