Blackberry Is The VC Device Of Choice

2007 was only 8 years ago. Back then, you could see VCs everywhere tapping away on the Blackberry keyboards. If you don’t believe me, I have video evidence of it from Fred Wilson, Bijan Sabet, Roger Ehrenberg, and Howard Lindzon.

If you, like me, have been grinding along on email and phone calls all day and need a back to the future type of laugh, I think this will do it for you.

  • Remember that west coast tour I mentioned we went on some years ago? We would time how long it took one of the VCs to go to their Blackberry. In most cases, they never actually stopped. They’d sit down with it, tell us to start and keep right on going. Its kinda funny, but kinda not if you’re on the receiving end of it. Fast forward s/Blackberry/[iphone|android]/

    • Yeah – it’s one of the startup world’s most obnoxious maneuvers. It’s useful to realize that in 2015 it’s not just limited to VCs…

    • RBC

      I suggest stopping talking if people have zoned in on their phones, or ask a question – amazing how impossible it is to answer a question and write an email at the same time. Be prepared to live in the awkward silence.

  • Hey now….