Investors are often keeping things close to their chest, and deciphering their thinking is difficult. Most entrepreneurs come out of VC’s meeting with no or little conviction on their impact.

It should not be that way, as every meeting, positive or not, should contribute to the entrepreneur’s learning curve. It is often clear whom the VC does not want; however, picking the winners is a daunting task. That’s why VCs don’t want to say no, and leaving the door open is critical.

I have lived in Silicon Valley for 17 years; I am a General Partner of a pre-seed fund…

Pierre Gaubil

CEO @ 34 Elements and General Partner @ The Refiners

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