Yes! It’s very common that our reviewers have some other ways of getting in touch with them, be it a public email address or something else. Ventures are willing to pay for Vintros because they solve 3 main problems of standard public contact forms:
- Volume- Most of the decision-makers we have spoken to note that they get far more emails than they could ever reasonably read. This introduces an element of chance regarding which opportunities get reviewed. We firmly believe that chance is a sign of inefficiency. Furthermore, this high-volume chance optimization incentivizes ventures to reach out to people that may not have relevant alignment with their goals because it relies on a "spray and pray" method, which wastes everyone's time.
- Response- In cases in which reviewers read emails but are not interested, they often don’t take the time to reply, or, when they do, their responses tend to be quite short. On Vintro, guaranteeing 4 minutes of thoughtful response with actionable feedback ensures that the interaction will add value to the venture whether the reviewer is interested in the opportunity or not.
- Quality- Opportunities that pay for your time signal their strength by putting their money where their mouth is. In our experience, reviewers also provide more thorough, honest, and thoughtful feedback in a Vintro than they do when giving their time away for free.