In my 6+ years of Homebrew, I’ve become a student of VC social media. For the first time, I pull back the cover and share this with you, putting myself at risk by breaking the venture omerta.
Here’s How to Interpret VC Reactions To a Portfolio Company Acquisition
Tweets congratulatory blog post, pics from closing dinner w open wine bottles, seven year old photo of VC w the founder = RETURNED THE FUND!!!
Thumbs Up Emoji & “can’t wait to work together again” tweets = made some money but not a home run, and founders only have a short’ish lockup
“Glad the team found a great home to continue their mission! Congrats!,” then unfollows the startup’s Twitter account = cents on the dollar, mostly an acquihire