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)
To: A long list of VCs, including a bunch of “dead email addresses” like firstname.lastname@example.org
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.