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Artiman Ventures

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Rated 2.0 / 5.0 by 16
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FIRM OVERVIEW: Very Small Private VC founded in N/A based out of Palo Alto, United States (US West)

TEAM MEMBERS: Amit Shah, Dan Hodges, Kumar Ganapathy, M.J. Aravind, Roger A. Hajjar, Saurabh Srivastava, Tim Wilson, Yatin Mundkur,

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Sloooow Nooooo

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-18

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We spent several months talking with them but they eventually did not fund us. In general, they are a waste of time, arrogant and ethically challenged.

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They Like to Think They Think Outside the Box

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-13

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Artiman thinks it thinks outside the box. They do deals which are unusual. it is unclear however whether they understand enough about these businesses to be good judges.

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Avoid and Save Time

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-08-01

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Claiming to be early-stage investor is fashionable. Artiman is no exception. But their concept of early stage seems to be a fully proven business with patent protections, revenue, and everything else you expect of an already successful company on the verge of IPO or acquisition. They have a basic distrust of "techies". So if you are a techie (or so they think), even before they hear your pitch, they have already started searching for a new CEO (a so-called "business guy") to head your company. Master time wasters as far as new technology businesses are concerned. Basically there is not a single partner onboard who understands technology. No wonder their recent investments look like a bunch of lemons.

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Very Slow Process, Took forever to Get to a "No"

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by FloridaCEO on 2008-07-21

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Just a VERY slow process.

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Just Stay Away

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by founder&ceo on 2009-11-29

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Arrogant, not professional, and not telling the truth. Don't go to pitch them. if you get them, you have big chance to lose your company

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Stay Away!!

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by founder&ceo on 2009-11-23

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don't spend time. cant help at all and looking for new CEO from day 1 so you have no chance to be successful with them

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Unprofessional, Inexperienced, Waste of Your Time.

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2012-09-20

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This was the worst VC experience I've ever had. No firm has ever leaned so heavily on my own resources or wasted my time as much as Artiman. There are a few gems within the fund, but the partner we dealt with should be avoided at all costs. In particular Ajit is really awesome. Read my private post for the rest.

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Run Away

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2014-02-21

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Walk away or run away from this firm. Incompetent , egotistical , shallow and ethically challenged group. Both key partners Amit Shah and Yatin Mundkur are wonderful until funded and then true colors show up. Regardless whether the startup is doing well or not , they like to put their "candidates" in key positions and control the firm. This firm "under the guise of white space investing" will not hesitate to steal your idea and start a company on their own or pivot an existing portfolio company that is inspired by your idea. . Run away.

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Xxx

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by Bongo on 2007-08-07

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Just a Question

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by wannabe on 2012-10-18

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With the spate of bad reviews received by this fund and the arrogance demonstrated by many of the team members described in this forum who in his right mind would go in front of them. Arrogance seems to be the moniker of most VC's most funds partners don't seems to have received universally negatives ratings like this one.

When I read the descriptions of the personalities it hits home on how arrogantly they must behave. My question is whether it impacts their deal flow and quality of companies working with them. Guessing is that long term these guys will definitely have challenges , yet does it matter in today's frothy investment environment ?

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Impossible Meeting Conditions, Were They Serious?

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by solsabb on 2014-04-07

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Just pitched Ajit Singh, Yatin Mundkur, and Erez Podoly in Israel.
Meeting held on two small opposing couches in the lobby of an office building, with a noisy waterfall 3 feet away.

As in other reviews here - not very courteous. Running 45 min late, didn't bother calling to tell us.

If they were serious, surely they could have booked a room, or even a hotel lobby.

Zero feedback, very difficult to know if they even understood what we were talking about.

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Good Experience with Brian Wilcove?

Fund: Artiman Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2014-01-23

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