Once a VC really wants to invest … you’ll know. Often in just a few days.
I know it’s very frustrating as a founder to be ghosted by VCs, to not hear back, etc.
But while VCs meet a ton of founders — they don’t do that many deals a year. When they finally have one they really want to do, you’ll know. They’ll want to close it that week, or at least, that month.
So if you’re not sure … assume a VC doesn’t want to invest. And it’s 100% OK to check in once or twice. Not 50 times, but a few times. Don’t stress about being ghosted, or not hearing back. That means you haven’t cleared the bar, at least not yet.
Just check in. See if they need more info, or more time, or just where you stand.
If the interest is reasonably high, you’ll hear back fast. If you don’t, you also know …