What Are Things That Annoy You When Entrepreneurs Pitch To You Angels/VC?

2020-02-01T14:58:34-05:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Capital, Capital Questions, Innovation, Innovation Must Read, Innovation Questions, Startup Lessons|Tags: , , , , |

Imagine an award-winning dance instructor watching a dance on stage between two people who have no rhythm, and then being forced to witness their lovemaking as the crowning achievement of their match.

What Is The Difference Between Private Equity And Venture Capital?

2019-11-03T20:26:32-05:00October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Capital, Capital Fundamentals, Capital Must Read, Capital Questions, Capital Quotes, Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As different as foresight and hindsight are. Same asset-management bucket, completely different risk profiles, and then some.

Why Would You Not Work In A Traditional VC Fund (Anymore)?

2019-12-29T16:16:36-05:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: Capital, Capital Must Read, Capital Questions, Personal|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I could only work for a prime venture capital fund, the antithesis of venture today, in search of ideas correlated to a higher-order normalization of evolutionary truth. 

KPCB Culpa Tua

2019-08-20T16:13:34-04:00May 10th, 2013|Categories: Capital, Capital Commentary, Capital Must Read, Capital Popular, Startup Lessons|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Doerr's purported admission and video interview with Forbes, on the sluggish performance of KPCB, makes him about as believable as Lance Armstong. And that, including his new actions, projects a sad state of affairs from the emperor of venture capital.

As A Limited Partner I Feel Uninformed

2019-04-23T21:39:38-04:00January 11th, 2012|Categories: Capital, Capital Must Read, Capital Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The lack of control limited partners have over the capital they put to work is palpable and disconcerting. But more control is not what saves the bacon, only a better rendition of cause will.