The Relationship Drifter

One of the more insidious traits of the investment advisory world, particularly common with early-stage businesses and funds seeking to raise capital while claiming poverty, is what I term the “relationship drifter”.  Individuals, who show up and get “hot and heavy” seeking your help (often for free) in the form of advice and introductions to high potential investors. Yet as soon as you cease to be of further value, they drift out of your life without a trace of their existence or thanks. There is zero commitment or respect. They feast on a burgeoning pool of naive or well-intentioned people (often amiable characters) doing them a “favour” that is never returned.

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