In particular, there is a cold place in h3ll for real estate brokers and recruiters who regularly perpetrate violence against our inboxes with their lazy, serial killer-inspired mail merges (the ones with 4 different colors and 6 different font sizes).
Today, however, we’re going to reveal a really good cold email.
On a quarterly basis, blockchain deals hit their lowest point since Q4’13, though total funding dollars set a new record at $232M. Meanwhile the nascent financing method of ICOs generated massive investor interest, with nearly 60 companies raising an estimated $750M via ICOs in Q2’17 alone.
Making the grade
Q2’17 saw 3 IPOs, but total exits (21) were just shy of the 25 exits in the previous quarter. Q2’17 also saw 18 M&A deals, down 25% from the previous quarter.
Cold email part III
This was an email I received Friday from an intern at a large VC/growth equity firm interested in speaking about CB Insights.
Note: This intern will go far.
I’ve not shown the entire email due to some firm-specific details, but it went into industry trends later which were relevant and made a good case for why we should take a meeting.
And the whole time, it kept the human tone that it began with.
If you are a VC/growth equity investor, your main takeaway should not be to hire more interns. It should be to hire more female, Indian interns.
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