Entrepreneurs as Angel Investors?

Published: 5/5/2011 9:11:01 AM

There is a tongue-in-cheek blog post over at Fortune about why entrepreneurs make bad Angel investors, at least according to this entrepreneur:

View post here

The writer, Marc Randolph, is a successful entrepreneur (Netflix) and confesses to be so enthusiastic about new ideas that he can't be as critical as he would need to be as investor.

He's got a point. To be a successful entrepreneur you have to have a can-do attitude on steroids, and think that there is nothing that can stand in your way.

I'm always amused about VCs who were previously entrepreneurs. I'm sure there are successful examples, but many of the most successful VCs have very little entrepreneurial experience in their background. They seem to thrive by being professional skeptics.

Maybe one is the "yin" to the other's "yang"?



Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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