Just gave quick email interview over Open Angel Forum #oaf

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From: Jason Calacanis
Date: Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 8:53 AM
Subject: Re: What’s going on with Open AngelForum?

> How will you make money?

Money does not drive me–giri does.

My goal is to give back to the entrepreneurs who are coming up in the
game since the game has given so much to me.

> Do you have a date for starting? And why Los Angeles first?

1. Q1 2010
2. I live in Los Angeles.
3. I know two dozen *real* angel investors in Los Angeles–most of
which come to my poker game.

> Any response from the angel groups you’ve asked to eliminate fees? (They’ve
> seemed quiet).

These groups are filled with pariahs… they are rats on a sinking
ship. They only thing they are going to do is run.

> Anything that I should have asked that I didn’t?

If I was doing the interview I would of asked “how soon do you think
it will be before you put Keiretsu Forum out of business?”

I would have responded 60 days ago.

best j

> Thanks, TKTKTKTK
> —–Original Message—–
> From: Jason Calacanis [mailto:jason@]
> Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 8:38 AM
> Subject: Re: What’s going on with Open AngelForum?
> We are starting the open angel forum and we are going to build it in public.
> I asked folks to make a logo and dozens have responded… for free!
> http://thisweekinstartups.com/2009/11/vote-on-open-angel-forum-logos/
> This will be a for-profit, 20 city venture…. but we will NOT charge
> people to present. We are starting in Los Angeles.
> best j
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 8:09 AM, TKTKKT
> wrote:
>> Hi, Jason, today’s the deadline for angel groups to give up their fees,
>> right? Are you going to start a new angel network? How’s it going to work?
>> Thanks, TKTKTKTKt

2 thoughts on “Just gave quick email interview over Open Angel Forum #oaf

  1. I hope you have early successful ventures so that this model establishes credibility. We need to see that things work better when parties behave ethically towards each other and join in common endeavors.

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