Hi Internet,

My name is Adam Hardej and I’m the founder of a company called Open Scout, where our mission is to displace the need for warm introductions within the early-stage financing process. I’ve been accosting friends, family members, developers, students, venture capitalists, and angel investors with bits and pieces of this story for the past year and a half so I figured it’s about time I just wrote it all down.

Some background to start:

I went to Princeton where, despite my advisor’s best efforts, I was a mediocre Economics student who hoped for a career in investment banking…


The startup fundraising process is holding us back. We don’t think you should have to know a guy who knows a guy to meet the right investors and we’re building systems to make that possible. We believe that if we can make fundraising more accessible and straightforward we can speed up the mechanism by which innovation happens and get the future built faster.

Open Scout is on a mission is to displace the need for warm introductions within the early-stage financing process. With that mission in mind we’ve set out to take tangible steps forward. More specifically, we have launched…

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