Edit: this project is no longer maintained. You can contact me via DM or tweet.
IMPORTANT: the last thing you want to do is send unsolicited, mass emails to these people. the likelihood of getting any response is low. instead, research what are their interest areas, and approach the appropriate ones, individually. otherwise, you are just ruining for everyone. removing contact info is just one click away for them.
Before contacting people - do your research
Don’t “spray and pray”. Spamming the list will just make you a bad name. Remember everyone knows everyone.
All things equal people prefer to do business with people they know. Even if all things are not equal they still prefer to do business with people they know. The chance of you getting a meeting without a personal referral is much smaller. So do your research and find out who can connect you. Linkedin, Twitter, WeChat and Facebook are your friends
Don’t waste people’s time. Be prepared with answers why you think they are a good fit, before you send the first email. Like said above do your research
Get your name out there, so when you contact people there is a good chance they have heard about you. Go to meetups, Talk to people, help other startups, in sum “get your name out there”
Contribute to the community: give first, then ask
Above all - Be honest.
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