It was a guy I went to high school with 19 years ago.
We have exchanged exactly 2 emails in the ensuing time — last month in fact.
So the phone rings and the fellow say “Hey, it’s Name from Stuyvesant.”
I think, fundraiser. Or…hmm, student? What does this guy want? Then I realize: we had emailed. He has a startup. He is trying to raise money for it. Oh man. Is he asking me?
Actually no! He has interest from a super famous investor!
He isn’t asking me to invest. He’s asking me for *advice* about how to handle it.
Some observations about this:
- It is weird to call people on the phone. Even people you know. Only 2 people can call me at this point without me thinking WTF. None of them are work people
- A lot of people must be trying to start startups out there.
- Advice about startups is rife rife rife on the internet and yet people are calling ME and asking ME about “how to handle a term sheet” and so forth. Crazy.
- Information boom != knowledge boom.
That is all.
Good luck old chum!