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Leo Polovets
General Partner (seed investor in & ). Before: → 2nd non-founding engineer .
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Leo Polovets 8m
Replying to @Austen @jeremysliew
What determines whether you'd take a specific VC's check?
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Jeremy Liew, Partner at Lightspeed 1h
Founders: What criteria would you use to rate the quality of a meeting with a VC? (e.g How respectful were they? How helpful were they? How well did they understand your company? What else?)
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Leo Polovets Mar 21
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Leo Polovets Mar 21
Last minute practice before our 4th annual Mountain Tech Summit kicks off! We're super excited to spend the weekend with the growing Susa family of amazing founders, co-investors, and colleagues. ⛷️🏂🦍💪
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Sahil Lavingia Mar 21
Most profound thing I've learned in the past eight years is the difference between behavior and intention. Behavior is what someone is doing, intention is why they're doing it. You judge yourself based on your intention, and everyone else based on their behavior.
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Leo Polovets Mar 21
Replying to @ilyasu
I remember this being fun and unusual when I went 6-7 years ago:
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Leo Polovets Mar 21
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Leo Polovets Mar 21
Yeah, I had CS in mind with the original tweet (which seems relevant since ' tweet was about Silicon Valley folks, and there are a lot of CS people here)
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Leo Polovets Mar 21
I would love a mix, 60% theory, 40% practice, or something like that. My school was about 95% theory, 5% practice.
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Leo Polovets Mar 21
Excellent list of board member tips. Some highlights: - help beyond cash: intros, advice, etc - give honest feedback to CEO and exec team - be willing to have hard convos - talk to full team to show investor support - be a source of calmness, not anxiety, when things get rough
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Leo Polovets Mar 20
Replying to @pt @benedictevans
>websites *and* scripts<
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Leo Polovets Mar 20
Replying to @mchapiro
I think it's an SV startup because people associate it with SV, and at least one prominent SV investor backed it. So whether most of the investors were SV or not, the presumed association is still a ding against SV.
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Leo Polovets Mar 20
I find the charts a little hard to read because they're so dense, but this seems useful.
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Leo Polovets Mar 20
Replying to @pt @benedictevans
Also, esp for engineers, college courses are divorced from day-to-day work. You learn algos in Lisp, computational complexity, etc, then you get a job & write JS websites scripts using off-the-shelf libraries. Engs get something from college, but not much real world career prep.
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Leo Polovets Mar 20
Replying to @ProductHunt
When are we going to get a "This Generator Does Not Exist" app that generates a list of nonexistent generators?
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Leo Polovets Mar 20
Replying to @zackkanter
Can't decide if I'm more long Amazon or more short SF. Tight race.
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Leo Polovets Mar 20
Replying to @blakeir
In my experience likes+RTs is often about 2% of total impressions, so when I see a viral tweet I just multiply by 50 to guesstimate the number of impressions.
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Leo Polovets Mar 20
Replying to @eugenewei
I've thought about doing this in the past, but ended up not doing it because inactive accounts don't pollute my feed. What made you decide to clean up your list?
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Michael Mar 19
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Leo Polovets Mar 20
Replying to @01001000em
If one VC does it it's the VC's problem. If most VCs do it it's the founder's problem. Analogy: if you're creditworthy & one bank won't give you a mortgage, that's okay. If most banks won't give you a loan then you can't buy a house. Being creditworthy is of little consolation.
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