Love this thread, lots of great actionable info here for VCs. We removed the pitch 2 years ago and have all companies complete our automated due diligence platform called Wendal (www.wendal.io). Takes 10–15 minutes and is all we need to move to final diligence and give companies a Yes/No in 10 days or less. This also appears to have removed any inherent biases from our process and has resulted in us funding 8x more women and minority founders than the average VC. We’re building in an automated feedback loop now (which is a pretty big lift) to ideally provide value to startups in exchange for their time applying.

Connetic Ventures is an early-stage VC firm that leverages data, machine learning, and behavioral science to remove bias from the investing process

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