Sigma Partners

Sigma Partners is a venture capital firm, founded in 1984, that has invested in over a hundred early stage companies and has over $2

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About Sigma Partners VC fund

Founded:
1984
Number of funds:
1
Number of investments:
345
Number of exits:
80
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Organization type:
Venture Capital

Portfolio - latest investments by Sigma Partners VC fund

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Josh Breinlinger is First Rate
I've pitched to Sigma twice for two different start-ups, and Bob Spinner and Josh Breinlinger are sharp, honest people who genuinely want to help founders - whether they end up investing or not.
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Fahri Dinar: a First Rate Jerk
We pitched to Fahri Dinar and it was unpleasant in the extreme. It was one of the least enjoyable presentations of our entire round....He was flat affect, didn't say much, and when he did it was always with a negative spin or tone, almost rude...At the end, he said he was interested and then wouldn't respond to emails...
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Very Flat Presentation
They listened very quietly (some were asleep) during the presentation. Not one single question. Many of the partners openly typed away at Blackberries or simply looked at their watch. We have never gotten this rude a response from other groups.
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Waste of Time
Pitching to Sigma is a waste of time. We started with their pleasanton office which is way out in the boonies to drive. Then we were asked to present (twice) to the team in Menlo Park & again a 3rd time with "industry expert" present (which was a person who had worked at Yahoo! years ago).
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Had Good Experience with Davoli and Flanagan
I recently had very professional experience with Bob Davoli and Paul Flanagan, who he asked to look at deal. While they eventually passed, the were professional and quick with feedback and go/no go.
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Decent Pitch
Met with a partner from Boston office. He spent 40 minutes asking me some tough questions, but they were mostly intelligent questions (he didn't know the space well). He only seemed moderately excited but asked me to provide more information and said next step was to set up call with Menlo office.
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Waste of Time
I had been warned by a colleague that pitching Wade Woodson at Sigma would be a waste of time. I should have listened. Met with Wade in Menlo and he was very sharp, seemed to get it quickly and promised "7-10" days to get back and get going on due-dil. He was genuinely excited.
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Top Notch & Solvik...
Contrary to my screen name....I do rely on the VC investment scene to finance my ideas. I have raised a fair bit of capital ($75m +). I really don't have alot of good things to say about most firms and partners...overall this is a pretty messed up profession.
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Pete Solvik is a Real Guy and Really Smart
I'm CEO of a Solvik/Sigma company and, just to clarify, Sigma did not ask me to post this remark. Pete's a great board member and investor. He's smart and experienced on the business side. But, more than that, he's a regular guy with a human side to him. I've worked with dozens of VCs inside multiple companies and he's at the top of the list.
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Be Prepared
These guys know their stuff. Don't come in with 60 slides. Get to the point and deliver a good message. I met with 3 partners in Boston one of whom was Bob Davoli. He listen and asked good questions. The other two whom I don't remember seemed uninterested and boaderline rude.
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Smart Mo Fo's
Sigma is a relatively small VC firm with some very smart experienced Operators. Unlike many VC groups that are finance/MBA/reformed investment banker types, Sigma has attracted a talented group of partners who ran high growth tech businesses. Also The Funded has them listed in Menlo Park, but they also have offices in Pleasanton and Boston.
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