Please don’t ask me to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement

It would be irrational to sign your NDA, impossible to abide by it, it would prevent me helping you, your secrecy is an illusion, you probably can’t afford it, and it makes you look like an amateur.

It would be irrational to sign it

It would be impossible to abide by it

It would prevent me from helping you

Your secrecy is an illusion

You probably can’t enforce it

It makes you look like an amateur

I’m Alan Jones, an EiR for startup accelerators, GP at M8 Ventures. Previously investor, founder, and early Yahoo PM. Opinions mine (but should also be yours).

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