Kanye West has been a hot news item of late for all the wrong reasons. Now, rumors that Yeezy has been courting Silicon Valley investors to throw capital behind his DONDA venture are flying around but it appears nobody is interested.
Gawker’s ValleyWag learned from sources that West has been holding audience with venture capitalists in the Bay Area tech corridor attempting to get some financial backing for DONDA. In fact, it’s being said that West’s fancy engagement to Kim Kardashian at the San Francisco Giants ballpark, AT&T Park was full of the investors Yeezy was hoping to woo. West isn’t exactly winning over investors either after a public spat with Zappos and his abrasive pitch style, sources say.
“I think he’s getting frustrated. People are enjoying meeting him because he’s Kanye and they want to take him around, but then they’re not actually investing,” said one source. Investors like the coolness by proxy, just not his pitch style. “If you see his behavior, it’s so erratic, he’s not focused and kind of all over the place,” the source added. West’s caustic public criticism of investors has also left VCs a little gun shy.
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