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One should only invest in inevitable founders. A good investment is the one that needs you the least but gets to the final destination faster once we partner.

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Founders and investors must understand that the vast minority of companies are supposed to be venture-backed, not the opposite.

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I struggled with how I should react & respond to cold emails in the workplace during the first two years of my career as a VC.

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Once a week, right after a formal turndown, I get a founder asking me if I can introduce them to other investors. This is a weak and stupid ask.

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Stoicism is helpful for startup founders and investors. Stoicism helped me find my dark side. Every founder should read the work of Marcus Aurelius and Seneca.

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As a Venture Capitalist, you must be able to sell (1) you and the firm, (2) the company, and (3) returns. Sell these 3 well and you might win in VC.

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