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What are good ways to get meeting with VC’s without introductions?

My answer to What are good ways to get meeting with VC’s without introductions? on Quora

To get an introduction, you need to impress someone who can make that introduction for you. Knowing someone who knows a VC isn’t enough. Take a look at the section titled “Asking for introductions to people is tricky” on this page to understand why: http://www.kalzumeus.com/standin...

One way of getting a meeting without an introduction is to build something awesome, get a bunch of people using it and then hope that the VC will have heard of it before you send a cold-introduction to them.

This is What are good ways to get meeting with VC’s without introductions? by Simon Willison, posted on 24th August 2012.

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