My First Speed Dates with Founders

Today I had the privilege of participating in a “speed-dating” event pairing founders and investors. I met eight founders one-on-one for 15 minutes each. Their companies ranged from $30,000 to $3 million in annual revenue. Most were seeking investment of up to $10 million.

This was a great event for both founders and investors. Founders were able to connect with a range of investors in a short time and get meaningful feedback. The sessions were short, which forced founders to pitch succinctly. From an investor’s perspective, I loved hearing about new markets and problems I didn’t know existed. I’m now curious about them and looking forward to researching them in my free time.

These founders have a bright future, and I’m excited about tracking their progress going forward.