The best thing about having a blog is writing about a topic and then watching the email comments and questions flow in. I especially love the comments that disagree with what I write, as I usually learn more than I expound. My post yesterday regarding whether or not entrepreneurs should review patents in broadening their […]
Question: Should entrepreneurs avoid patents, especially examining them, to avoid willful infringement and 3x damages down the road? You should know that the word “patent” around this blog is a four letter word. Brad hates them and thinks most should be abolished. I’m not quite so forward-thinking, but I will tell you that I think […]
Josh Kopelman has today’s Great VC Post up titled The Penny Gap. “The truth is, scaling from $5 to $50 million is not the toughest part of a new venture – it’s getting your users to pay you anything at all. The biggest gap in any venture is that between a service that is free […]
We are often asked “how does Venture Capital work?” Will Price from Hummer Winblad recently gave a presentation to a class at Stanford (Entrepreneurial Engineer) which is an excellent overview of how venture capital works.
Question: Do all VCs have degrees from the very top schools? Is it a job requirement? I will graduate soon from an honors program at a state school. The conversation usually goes well when I pitch my background, internship, and areas of expertise then takes a turn for the worse when I say where I […]
Fred Wilson has today’s Great VC Blog post up with The Loser’s Curse. Rational or not, some VCs won’t go back into the same swamp after an alligator has taken a chunk out of a body part.