* Can you get 52 VC meetings in the valley, cold? Is that possible without being part of an accelerator, or knowing influential people?
* If your personal network doesn't flower into a bunch of meetings, then where do you get more?
* Is it events and meetups, cold emails, making noise online, some combination of these?
The best intros come from entrepreneurs that recommend a startup to their own investors. It's much easier to get meetings with entrepreneurs, especially if you approach the non-yet-famous ones. Often, just asking for advice works.
It's harder if you don't live in a startup hub, because you'll meet fewer fellow entrepreneurs socially.
Would you rather get 52 meetings with VC's or 52 meetings with potential customers who are willing to tell you their pains, frustrations and problems?