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Subject: Re: UKNM: First Tuesday
From: Rod Kohler
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 20:08:01 GMT

I fear I might be incurring the wrath of thousands here, but does the whole
First Tuesday thing still have relevance?

We went to one at the beginning of November to discuss online finance and
were a little disappointed by the whole experience - good speakers but a
too much self (or company) promotion and lots of people leaving early
(including one of the panel who had been wrongly briefed). Result was that
we did not learn anything particularly new and came away questioning the
whole purpose of the evening.

Perhaps First Tuesday was of the moment and Julie Meyer (right spelling?)
is right to have moved on to her next project.

Any views?

Rod Kohler
Marketing Director

At 10:55 20/12/00 +0000, you wrote:
>There was a TV program on last week which had a bit where two people from a
>site went to First Tuesday looking for a V.C.
>I would avoid it if I was a V.C. after seeing the rude and aggressive way a
>woman jumped a man who was heading for the door and said "Why did you take
>off that red badge?" Not to mention the fact they (the seekers) were
>refusing to tell the people their site name for fear it would give the
>impression? I am not sure how that works. Maybe you trick them in to
>investing 5 million and then tell them the name, works with children and
>food. To say the least it was very Bugs Bunny.
>Richard Bailey
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Richard Uttley <richardatnetstep [dot] co [dot] uk>
>To: <uknmatchinwag [dot] com>
>Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 7:31 PM
>Subject: RE: UKNM: First Tuesday
> > I attended a recent FTN event and was disappointed (though not surprised
> > to the current climate) to see only one potential VC. He looked around,
> > all the "seekers" and ran. Maybe there needs to be a change in the
> > otherwise I can see all events ending up like this. In the past when
> > madness was rife it was more akin to a trading hall, but these days I
> > it would be better if seeker attendees were better prepared with
> > and VC's, Angels or whatever gave notice of their intention to attend.
> > would save many seekers (who are often running with a tight budget) the
> > of attending an event from which they wouldn't gain and would make it
> > possible for VC's to get through project descriptions faster.
> >
> > Cheers <|:o)
> >
> >
> > Richard M Uttley
> > Marketing Director
> > Netstep
> > e-mail: richardatnetstep [dot] co [dot] uk
> > www: http://www.netstep.co.uk

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