Want to get the attention of a VC. Maybe you should try making it a podcast and pitching it to the VCs for their listening pleasure. According to The Boston Globe, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures invites entrepreneurs to upload their pitches to his blog, so that he can listen to them on an iPod as he bikes to work. Now, you do not have to worry about bobbling the ball or shanking your one and only chance to score those VC dollars. Now, you can just upload your pitch and maybe, just maybe, it will be heard.
Now let me get up on my high horse for just a moment -- about the biking and listening to the iPod. As a cyclist who persists in threatening my life and limb by biking in areas where cars dominate, I consider it an act of hubris to bike while listening to anything. I don't care how wonderful the tunes are or the elevator pitch is. Listening simply shuts out too much of the sound -- the potential warnings of danger. Exit high horse for now.