Subject: Re: Wal-mart drives software industry
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 26 Feb 2002 17:56:25 -0800

Tom Lord <> writes:

> 	you need to send a short elevator pitch, and it needs to come
> 	from somebody the VC knows.
> Kind of a chicken-and-egg problem, that.

Yes.  But you could also view it as a simple screening test.  Somebody
who is not entrepreneurial enough to get an introduction to a VC is
probably not entrepreneurial enough to run a VC-funded company.