Q: “How long will it take VC to reply to emails?
Once a VC finds a deal they really want — they move fast. They hunt, and close, just a few deals they really want each year. Each individual VC partner typically only does 1-3 deals a year. So when they find one they are really interested in, they often drop everything to close it.
If you are frustrated it takes a VC a long time to reply, that’s a sign. That’s a sign either they aren’t interested, or your pitch isn’t quite good enough.
- Try again with your very top pitch, include the deck, and all the best salient points.
- Use Mixmax or another tool to see if they opened it. Don’t use Docsend, generally, to gauge interest — it’s a gate that will deter opening a document.
Here’s a really, really good email I just sent to one of the top VCs on the planet. And one of the busiest. But — it was a really, really good email. A really good potential investment:
Opened, read, and replied in 3 minutes.
If you’ve made your best pitch, they’ve opened it, but no response … don’t get upset. It’s not being ghosted (well, not really). It’s just they don’t see it. That may be their mistake. But it is what it is.
You can see 2 cold emails I funded for millions here: