Matt Joseph has the kind of resume investors normally throw
money at. His undergraduate degree is from Princeton University, he has a
J.D. and an MBA, and his company was borne out of Y Combinator, the
most prestigious tech accelerator in the world.
But lately, in the 40 to 50 meetings Joseph has had with investors for his company Locent
— a tech startup he pitches as MailChimp for texts — he’s been told
he’s not the right “technical fit” or that they “can’t see [him]
building this kind of business.” So he took to Twitter to air his grievances.