Until you have requested to view the company’s deck or an introduction to the founder (both via OpenScout), this is would not be an issue. We’re well aware that all investors come across a large number of founders and companies that they may not immediately engage with or give a definitive yes or no to regarding investment.
We do have a protocol to assess potential conflicts arising from a member of the fund having already seen a company without knowing someone else has been in touch via OpenScout. Our aim is to make reach an outcome that is as fair as possible to both you and the Scout.
When in doubt, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org 👍