Getting Meetings

Getting meetings with VCs can be hard. I am sure that many people think it is hard to get a meeting with me.

But I thought I'd highlight an exchange that happened here at AVC yesterday.

A woman named Kelley Boyd left a comment on yesterday's post that I liked.

I replied and let her know that I liked it and asked what she was working on right now.

She replied and suggested we have coffee tomorrow (which is today).

That is not likely to happen, but I will absolutely meet her.

I don't know what will come of the meeting but I like meeting new people with fresh ideas.

I reblogged this quote from Clayton Christensen on my tumblog yesterday and also tweeted it:

if you have a humble eagerness to learn something from everybody, your learning opportunities will be unlimited

I don't think the word humble comes to mind when people think of me. I have to work on humility every day. It does not come naturally to me.

But the latter part of that quote about learning from everybody is something I totally buy into. I don't like to go to the "in conferences" and meet with the "in people." I don't learn much from them.

I like to have coffee with people like Kelley. I am sure I am going to learn something from her.

I know I am hard to reach, that I return less and less emails every day. But if you have something to share and say to me, please keep trying. I promise you that I am listening.