VCs and Entrepreneurs: Let's Work Together

Published: 5/3/2011 8:11:22 AM

This is thought-provoking commentary from a relatively new venture capitalist:

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One of the things that I've never understood about the recent VC-bashing in some quarters is that in order to scale a startup company from early stage to mature company, 99% of the time it requires $20 million-$30 million of venture capital.

Entrepreneurs and even some angel investors who speak ill of VCs are doing themselves a disservice since they are biting the proverbial hand that will feed them in future rounds.

I think the venture capital industry is steadily getting back to its roots of being more technology-focused rather than financial engineering/banker-focused, as I've written about separately.

Ultimately, both entrepreneur and VC need each other and there's far more to gain by working together than by an adversarial relationship.




Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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