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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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