These are great excerpts of startup stories from Guy Kawasaki.
I remember when we were raising money at Oak Grove. Before the bust, when there were tons of people playing the stock market with too much easy money in their pockets. I guess they'd be playing golf with each other and give each other hot tips on little unknown startups like ours. I remember seeing hand written personal checks for $20-$50K with hand written notes that said something to the effect of "count me in." It was feeding frenzy of greed. Those guys never saw their money again.