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.
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.
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.