Subject: Re: Wal-mart drives software industry
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 26 Feb 2002 16:45:33 -0800

Tom Lord <> writes:

> Oh that it were so.  Yet VC firms appear to be symlinks to
> "/dev/null", as nearly as I can tell.  Go ahead -- prove me wrong :-)

I don't know how you are contacting them, but if you want a VC firm to
respond, you generally need a personal introduction to a partner.
They get so many unsolicited business plans that in many cases they do
not even read them.  Actually, sending a business plan is a waste of
time; you need to send a short elevator pitch, and it needs to come
from somebody the VC knows.