I received this photo as part of an email from an entrepreneur pitching me for investment. Below are the contents of the email.
"I hope your 2010 is off to a great start! I had Chinese for lunch today -- they accidentally gave me the fortune cookie intended for you (photo attached).
Do you have time to catch up in the next couple weeks?"
He accomplished a number of things with this simple email:
- He made me smile
- He demonstrated that he knows how to stand out from the crowd of normal investment inquiries. I'm assuming he can use this same skill with customers.
- From an emotional perspective, he is someone that I would likely enjoy working with and supporting. A big part of early stage investing is connecting emotionally.
NOTE: Please don't misinterpret this post and start sending me fortune cookies to my office. I actually don't like them. Theo's chocolates are great but I'll likely be on a diet and won't be able to eat them.