"The Ten Venture Capital Commandments" by Gideon Tolkowsky
|Date: Thursday, September 05, 2002|
- No deal is too good to pass on.
- ‘Good enough’ entrepreneurs don’t make it.
- The real good deals are those nobody else wanted. So are the real bad ones.
- Never trust other people’s market analysis, and certainly not your own.
- No good use will ever be made of money invested beyond what the entrepreneur asked for.
- Constantly seek news from management, because no news is bad news.
- Lend an ear to management – this is the most value a VC can add.
- Your ultimate goal vs. management is to make yourself redundant.
- Walking spreadsheets don’t make good VC’s.
- Posterity will judge you by your IRR, not by your designer shirts.
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