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Vendor Evaluation


Vendor Evaluation

'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take'. - Michael Jordan


We receive literally dozens of unsolicited vendor requests per day so we needed a process to filter out legitimate vendors from the rest.

We genuinely want to help. This is out of respect for your time as much as ours since we would not be able to give appropriate consideration to proposals without the necessary context.

Don't get mad at us for channeling your enquiry through this page, please go on reading below:

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Chances are you've been reaching out to every profile available out there with the 'keywords' in it, including a hit on any of our partners.

Just bear in mind Silicon Valley is the world's epicenter of technology and the people you are targeting receive dozens or maybe hundreds of requests like yours PER DAY (hence your request ending up here).


Here is the deal, in exchange for an Uber ride - donation we'll provide honest and formal feedback for your product and service, evaluate pricing vs competitors, give you real visibility of actual purchasing chances and make at least a recommendation to one of our friends.

All above for the cost of an Uber ride to be donated to a charity of choice, or actually better, as a micro-loan to help entrepreneurial people in need (see Kiva.org).

How does that sound?

'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take'.

Michael Jordan*



We had to do it...

We receive literally dozens of requests and cold calls per day soliciting so we needed to filter out real committed vendors from 'the rest'.

We genuinely want to help so,it's just a way to see how much you are really committed to before we spend our people's time and resources on it.

Think about it: if you were to visit a customer in Bay Area, the cost of riding an Uber back and forth from San Francisco Airport to Palo Alto is roughly $80.

Now, if you won't be willing to invest an Uber ride amount why should anyone, and investors/VC partners in particular, spend their precious time on a costly due diligence (appraisal) of your company when so many others are? .... Wouldn't be fair don't you think?


...an Uber ride from San Francisco to Palo Alto

P.S.S: you could go on sending invites out through Linkedin, and that's fine, just be corteous and make sure you don't cross customers' 'spam' perception line (if you ended up here chances are you already did it without knowing, by soliciting to any of our partners).