During my days as a venture capitalist, we never did a deal that was unsolicited. Further, we rarely did a deal that did not come to us through a channel that we didn’t feel was, in some way, a personal connection with some level of referenceability. That being said, there have always been services and sites out there that make promises of matching those in search of capital with those in search of investments. This includes sites such as NuQuest, and Funding Post, which have realized success.
I’d be interested to hear other opinions on this subject. Investors, have you found deals through these types of services? Entrepreneurs, has a services like this helped you find the money you were looking for?