Can I report rude and unprofessional behavior by Tobi Walker on Cofounderslab?

Shivraj Patil

Last updated on June 8th, 2021

I was contacted by Tobi Walker as he was looking for prospect technical co-founder, He messaged me last week and sent me his business idea deck and wanted to discuss with me. Without him pitching me his idea ever he expected me to learn everything from his 7 slides deck and jump on first call. Upon finding my lack of homework before first phone call Tobi simply started lashing out at me saying "you did not do homework and blah blah." He thought he was not rude but his tone was angry and harsh. I am using this message to report his rude and unprofessional behavior to everyone and suggest to be careful with this guy. He has no right to insult and lash out at others just because he is upset that someone did not do homework of his pitch deck. Very bad experience and stay away from him.

Tobi Walker Founder of EquipmentGram

June 8th, 2021

Here is the key phrase from above and Ill like everyone here to judge who is wrong; "Upon finding my lack of homework before first phone call".

How I operate is that when I find someone of interest on here, I send them a message saying since they are technical people I would like to connect and see if we will make a good fit. If they reply, in my reply to that reply, I make sure the value prop for EquipmentGram is in the message (literally copy and paste). Then I ask them on what day and time we can talk. If they give a day and time, I ask for their email so I can send them a pitch deck which should take 10 min max to go through. The points of sending the pitch deck, is to make sure people before I speak to them have a better understanding of the problem being solved and so that they can develop questions and even suggestions. About 6 people so far have done this very smoothly. BUT Shivraj is the first person has had issues.

Ohhhhh did I add that, we set a call for 6PM. I called at 6PM on the dot and called about 2-3 times to no reply? Then he calls me around 630PM and talks about how he was just coming in from work and had to take a shower etc. I'm a very understanding person. If he sent me a message ahead of time saying he was running late, I would have very politely and graciously asked him what time we can have the call rescheduled for at his convenience (not that I never said mine).

With everything listed out (not keeping to time and not following simple instructions), I ask: WHO IS IN THE WRONG HERE? ME or HIM?

Klaus Oegerli entrepreneur, advisor and marketing specialist

June 8th, 2021

I am looking for a co-founder in the travel industry for an interesting C2C platform. must be located in the US and have connectios within travel industry in the US


June 10th, 2021

Hi gents, I don't think there is any way we know who's in the wrong or the right, so it might be better to not further argue here.

Shivraj Patil

June 9th, 2021

I was also offended by Tobi Walker based on Ethnicity in one of the email conversations. He is very rude, unprofessional, revengeful. Can someone suggest how to handle such troublesome people in the future. This has been very disturbing and I am seriously trying to take some action.