What’s the best way to respond to a VC partner?

Paul Graham (Co-Founder & Partner at Y Combinator)
How to Raise Money

Even if you get an email from a partner you should try to delay meeting till you’re in fundraising mode. They may say they just want to meet and chat, but investors never just want to meet and chat. What if they like you? What if they start to talk about giving you money? Will you be able to resist having that conversation? Unless you’re experienced enough at fundraising to have a casual conversation with investors that stays casual, it’s safer t… (read more)