Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures just wrote a post
about about how some companies interfere with their competitors fundraising. It's apparently a reaction to the talk that Uber interefered with Lyft's fundraising. Uber CEO was recently quoted as saying, "We knew that Lyft was going to raise a ton of money. And we were going to their investors, 'just so you know, we're going to fundraise after this, so before you decide whether you want to invest in them, just make suer you know that we are going to be fund-raising immediately after.' "
On the one hand, I can see why people think this is unethical. On the other hand, if the conversation is "hey we're also going to raise, think about us..." why isn't this just smart business?
Curious to hear if people have a) done this or had it happen to them and b) thoughts in general on this tactic ?