Ask Dave Taylor: Tech and Business


Is this VC investor's query legit?

Dave, I received the following message. Should I bother following up with this firm?

I was referred to your site by my colleague who expressed great interest in YourSiteName. We are a $2 billion venture capital firm specializing in software technology and have recently invested significant amounts of capital into the internet business...

It's definitely nice and flattering that you're on the radar screen of a large investor, but I surmise that they're not going to be worth you devoting any of your time in responding, even if you are looking for VC money.

Here's why...