A while ago I posted a dumb policy essentially stating that I wouldn’t accept entrepreneurs’ (Web-based) social networking requests while they were under active consideration for investment here at Voyager Capital.
This was ill-conceived. After all, anyone who is observing whether or not a given entrepreneur (Mr. X, let’s say) is garnering links from VC Y must already know that Mr. X has met with VC Y. Therefore, any explicit policy tying linking to investment status leaks information to the adversary.
The only solution? Throw in some randomness (like the occasional tricky check for slowplay or a bluff-raise). Therefore, I rescind my dumb-ass (and anyway kind of arrogant sounding) policy — let’s get linked.