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One of my investors wants me to host a session where all the investors can meet and talk to each other. Is this a normal request?

There’s nothing inherently wrong with your investors meeting each other, and it’s actually usually a pretty good thing. That said, it’s a bit unusual coming from the F&F side rather than the professional investor side. So I’d just be a bit cautious in trying to understand why your friend is pushing for this. Could it be that s/he just want to hang out with the “high profile” types? If that’s the case, it’s not really the right reason.

But from your perspective, holding specific meeting where you can invite ALL your investors, and give them a full company update, have them meet each other, and get their collective wisdom, networking, etc., would be good business practice, at least once a year.  A good time to schedule it might be after your next board meeting.

*original post can be found on Quora @ http://www.quora.com/David-S-Rose/answers *

Written by David S. Rose

user David S. Rose Founder and CEO,
Gust

David has been described as "the Father of Angel Investing in New York" by Crain's New York Business, & a "world conquering entrepreneur" by BusinessWeek. He is a serial entrepreneur & Inc 500 CEO who chairs New York Angels, one of the most active angel investment groups. David is also CEO of Gust.

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