In between twitter updates tonight, I kept seeing replies to the same email pop up from my Outlook. That email came from an entrepreneur who was looking for “partners” or possibly funding. There’s nothing wrong with that, right?
Well, try blasting that to a large VC distribution list, with that same distribution list (mail reflector) in the From: field. Bad combination.
Most of the replies are “take me off your distribution list ASAP”, “how did I get on this list” or a whole bunch of “me too’s” — total replies now exceed
4075. A few firms were kind enough to reply to the entrepreneur’s question, like OpenView, LightSpeed, and Mayfield, with very public declines.
I was going to reply with a similar refrain, but thought this blog post might do more good…