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 a successful VC that isn’t optimistic about the future and the companies he is involved in. I particularly like the Wikipedia description of optimism, which is “the overarching mental state wherein people believe that things will more likely go well for them than go badly.”