Ooh – this one is great. Larry Chiang has a post up on FoundRead titled 9 VCs You’re Gonna Want to Avoid. You’ll be laughing hard by the time he gets to #12 and the bonus round.
Topic: Venture Capital
Q: Is there a list or could you recommend some mid-Atlantic angel investors/funds? A: (Brad) The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association has a good list.
Here’s a question from the dustbin as I try to clear out my backlog of old, neglected questions. Q: What is the one common element you’ve seen in successful VC’s? A: (Brad) This is an easy one. Before the snarky ones in the crowd answer “nothing”, I’d suggest that its “optimism.” I have yet to meet […]
One of the questions that we get most often is “why are VCs such jerks?” or some sort of derivation thereof. Specifically, people complain about: – VCs not returning calls / being unresponsive – VCs not understanding how good of an investment my company is – VCs stringing along entrepreneurs when they know they aren’t […]
Q: What’s going on with the changing tax situation on the “carry” relating to VC funds? Is it finalized? And how will this affect the VC market, if at all? A: (Jason). Sandy Levin (from the great state of Michigan) introduced a bill recently to tax carried interests (“carry” or profit) as ordinary income, versus […]
Q: I am part of the founding management team of a start-up. We are backed by a few well known VC’s. While I think the prospects of the company are good, I am entertaining the thought of moving into venture capital. I have a number of contacts in the venture capital community from grad school […]