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FIRM OVERVIEW: Small Private VC founded in 1998 based out of Menlo Park, USA (US West)

FIRM DESCRIPTION: Since 1998, Selby has been investing in passionate entrepreneurs who want to build the next generation of category defininig companies. The firm invests through all stages of a company's lifecycle, and focuses primarily on the digital media, IT/Communications and Sustainable Technology industries. Current portfolio companies include 4Info, Attributor, BayMicrosystems, BigFix, Intelleflex, and Pandora.

TEAM MEMBERS: Anthony Matusich, Bob Marshall, Doug Barry, Jim Marshall, Neil Katin,

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Trashing Entrepreneurs is No Way to Run a VC Business

Fund: Selby Venture Partners

Posted by Anonymous on 2008-06-17

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Doug Barry is one of the worst VC's I have pitched to.

He sat through the presentation and looked at us like we were dirt. He questioned the whole notion of whether we should be entrepreneurs. I have had other VC's give negative feedback on the pitch - which is ok - but to be treated badly at a personal level was uncalled for. My partner and I both have strong accents and at one point we were getting taunted for pronunciation.

Eventually we got funded by a leading VC on Sandhill road, but this negative experience will stay with me for a long time.

Needless to say, we got no useful feedback on the pitch itself. A VC staff member at the meeting who claimed to be a "technical expert" was in fact the most clueless.

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