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On Inflection Points

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If loops are the power source that accelerate the flywheel, inflection points build the spokes and physical properties of the flywheel, create the initial spin, and eventually are the stick which stops the wheel dead in its tracks.

Serendipity in Venture Capital is BS…(and other views on the seed VC landscape)

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Disclaimer: I believe that unless you are one of a few firms, there is no possible claim that there is a “correct” way to do venture, only to treat people with respect along the way. Venture capital started as a network heavy business and arguably still is to many. I don’t think that is dominant anymore. The Early Days: VC was the ultimate network business Venture capital started as the ultimate...

Why your startup idea isn’t big enough for some VCs

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Venture Capital functions with a power law where the majority of a fund’s returns come from a small percentage of investments. Because of this, VCs need to know if a single investment can return the entire fund. As Bill Gurley famously said “Venture capital is not even a home run business. It’s a grand slam business.” This is where the Return The Fund (RTF) analysis comes into play.

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