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Desperate Entrepreneurs

Jan 10, 2006

I’ve never really gotten into Desperate Housewives (I’m – well – more of a 24 guy).  However, I saw a note forwarded to me today from another VC that is definitely a mashup between “Desperate Housewives” and “24”.  It could also be subtitled “a note you should not send to VCs.”

From: Desperate Entrepreneur (not his real name)
Sent: Recently
To: A long list of VCs, including a bunch of “dead email addresses” like
Subject: As you know we need our financing today.  Thank you for discriminating against me.  Good thing I own the copyrights as well.  Price is now 1 million per lateral ejection seat.

I know nothing about this particular deal, but I do know that – even in the most desperate situation – this is not a particularly effective approach to a VC.