We are rarely the smartest people in the room, [we've mentioned we're chowdaheads, right?]. But we know what we like to invest in:
Does your company have each of these five criteria for investment? If not, no worries. Work on it for a while and then send us a note when you do.
We want your idea, your company/effort, and you, personally, to succeed. So we don't hammer you with big egos or other assorted BS. We will help you jump-start, grow and succeed [if we can.] If we can't, we'll tell you why and wish you the best of luck.
Want some advice? Send us a note. But remember, you're asking a chowdahead, so expect some irreverence and occasionally a bit of iconoclasm.