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Four steps to pitching your investment firm to any and all members of Stanford's computer science department:

  1. Go to Stanford's CS department alumni list.
  2. Copy e-mail addresses.
  3. Paste into "To:" form.
  4. Profit!

A reader snitched on this guilty e-mailer:

From: BV [e-mail redacted]
Date: Apr 13, 2006 10:03 PM
Subject: Angel Investor
To: [e-mail redacted]

Hello. I am an Angel Investor based in Silicon Valley. I get involved with and fund start-ups at the earliest stage - as early as the idea stage. I focus on idea stage start-ups in the Consumer Internet space (Social Networking, Search, Web 2.0 concepts, etc).

A few years ago when I was an entrepreneur getting my start-up off the ground, I found it really difficult to connect with investors. Interestingly, now that I am an investor, I am finding it difficult to connect with high quality entrepreneurs that are looking for funding. I am sending you this email, not because I think you may be doing a start-up yourself, but rather since you went through Stanford's engineering program, you might have friends that are doing start-ups. If so, and if they are at the very early stage, if you could direct them to my web site to determine if there might be a fit, I would appreciate it. (By the way, I got your contact email from Stanford Computer Science Department's web site).

BV [e-mail redacted]

It's not a bubble until investors are spamming you to throw money at your friends.