Relationship Building

  • Rod Austin
  • July 8, 2020
We recently had a conversation with David Mann, partner at Dundee Venture Capital, exploring how he started in the industry, the importance his network plays in the firm's growth, and ideas for the future.
  • David Vandegrift
  • June 14, 2020
Sourcing deals is one of the most important and time-consuming activities performed by venture capital firms. Let's explore warm & cold inbound and outbound deal sourcing.
  • David Vandegrift
  • June 14, 2020
Warm introductions are always preferred over cold outreach for providing a foundation for a strong professional relationship. But if you’re not careful then you could run afoul of several potential pitfalls of this networking fundamental.
  • David Vandegrift
  • June 14, 2020
Cold outreach. It’s the third rail of relationship development: some people hate it, others swear by it. So what’s the deal with this controversial networking tool?
  • David Vandegrift
  • June 14, 2020
With great power comes great responsibility. While introductions are a great tool for furthering your relationships, they can be a double-edged sword if you don’t follow some best practices.
  • David Vandegrift
  • June 14, 2020
To kick off our series addressing some of the most common mistakes people make when developing their professional relationships, we figured we’d start with a cardinal sin of networking: meeting someone and then never following up.
  • Ablorde Ashigbi
  • June 30, 2020
Best practices for driving M&A deal flow through your network, including who to target as great sources of deal flow, how to find said targets and how to grow those professional relationships.
  • David Vandegrift
  • June 14, 2020
An exploration of the potential good and bad scenarios of living in an automation-first world, and how to ensure technology makes our relationships richer.

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