Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
You will always get honest, direct feedback on any opportunities presented to Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. You may disagree with the feedback--as well you should. It will sometimes be completely wrong. Hopefully, it will be wrong, because the fund will likely only invest in a percent or two of all the deals it sees, but it would be great of most of the others still succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations.
If you want to share your vision and get a generic "That's interesting" without knowing if that means "yes" or "no", and then have to go chase down the investor for weeks to get a real answer, then Brooklyn Bridge Ventures is not likely to be your partner of choice.
A note about ScheduleOnce:
I'm very interested in speaking with innovative people doing innovative things--and I want to be as accessible as possible. Therefore, I'm using ScheduleOnce to give people access to my free times and request meetings. I'm hoping that it will cut down on the back and forth of scheduling e-mails. You're more than welcome to just send me a regular old e-mail, of course, or tweet @ me or IM me through Plugoo over on the right... but this might be easiest for meetings.
Here's my calendar: http://meetme.so/ceonyc
I am, however, just one person, and require some non-zero amount of sleep. Therefore, I'll put some limits and suggestions around this:
- I'm not going to take every proposed meeting. The bar for meetings isn't lower--I'm just going to try to make it easier from a logistics standpoint. So, I'm still going to give preference to the requests from folks whose deals Brooklyn Bridge Ventures could add the most value to (early/seed stage tech deals), people who know others in my circle that can vouch for you, etc.
- Please give me as much context around the meeting as possible... Are you pitching? Do you just want feedback? What's the quick pitch of what your product does? Do you know anyone I know? All the standard e-mail pitch stuff-just now you can put it in the comments section of the request and we can try and save a few steps.
- Please don't be offended if I a) decline because I respect your time and don't see Brooklyn Bridge Ventures getting to a "yes" on your business or b) opt for a call instead of in person.
- Scheduling next week will always be easier than scheduling this week. I get pretty booked up if it's just a couple of days in advance.