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FIRM OVERVIEW: Medium Private VC founded in 1998 based out of Redwood City, USA (US West)

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TEAM MEMBERS: Deanne Kenneally, Jai Choi, Masato Kikuchi, Mike Dolbec, Nobuo Mii, Steve Payne, Tony Cannestra,

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Great to Have Steve Payne as Investor

Fund: IGNITE Group

Posted by jay_kamdar on 2007-06-28

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Steve was Series B investor in Nazomi and observed the board for several years. I found him very decisive, tough but extremely supportive to the management team. Steve and his team always helped us out in Japan and Korea. I would take money from Steve any day.

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Be Wary of Steve Payne

Fund: IGNITE Group

Posted by keithgurney on 2007-03-15

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Steve is reasonably smart, but lacks guts to make tough decisions -- usually will opt for an easy way out. If you are syndicating a deal and Ignite/Steve Payne is a follower, probably no problem. If he's leading the deal, think twice about accepting his money.

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A Thought about Steve Payne

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Posted by Tuyen Vo on 2008-10-30

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Steve Payne has been a great help to us. He was clear in our first meeting that he wasn’t likely to invest, but he continued to make time for us to help sharpen our pitch, make introductions to other investors and set up strategic partnerships. He’s smart, polite and doesn’t waste any time. We have gotten help from a number of top notch people in the Valley, but Steve has probably been our best source of advice and encouragement.

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