Our second hero award goes to Mark Suster because he's just done what most entrepreneurs merely fantasize: lays into VC partners he recently pitched, for being pompous, self-centered, and unprofessional. The Koral CEO's first-person account of presentation hell, and a guessing game, after the jump.
Suster kept waiting for 30 minutes and then given half-hearted attention, explodes on his blog: "Man in back of room (the plonker who was 30 minutes late) is now on his Blackberry. No joke. Late and not even the courtesy to listen to me. The partner who said we "must meet this week" is shuffling through his papers and not listening to me either. Partner 3 is listening intently and partner 4 is looking patronizingly at me waiting for the killer question about how on Earth I was going to beat Microsoft."
So, which firm is it? Suster says he'll tell people if they email him. Pompous, self-centered and unprofessional: those descriptions don't narrow down the field too much. But the firm is, Suster hints, a spinout from an investment bank. There aren't that many of those with Bay Area operations. Any guesses?