Here are a couple gentle ways in which they, instead, turn startups away.
- They'll try and convince you that you don't need their money. You can do without it. You're better off bootstrapping.
- They'll explain why VC money is a little evil, "taking advantage of entrepreneurs".
- They'll offer compromises, such as introducing you to people who may be more interested.
- They'll tell you what they don't like about your model, and that you need to fix it to be successful (... this can be useful).