Apr 6, 2012 On Our Blog

Scaling Venture Capital? We suck. We can do better.

I’m kind of embarrassed to call myself a Venture Capitalist. In fact, most of us who call ourselves VCs should be too. Why? Because MOST of us are hypocrites, and have NO idea what we’re doing. Because we SUCK at EXACTLY the thing we’re supposed to help entrepreneurs do — build BIG, SCALABLE companies. Because MOST of us aren’t engineers. Because MOST of us aren’t designers. Because MOST of us aren’t internet marketers. Because MOST of us haven’t built a customer support team or run 24x7x365 network operations centers. And yet… MOST venture capitalists seem to think we know EXACTLY what we’re doing when we tell our founders who ARE engineers, designers, & marketers what to do. We tell them …


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Apr 6, 2012 On Our Blog

Visualizing The Last 18 Months of 500 Startups

Our buddies (and portfolio company) over at Visual.ly created this awesome infographic depicting the last 18 months of 500 Startups. It’s hard to believe how much has happened since then. Enough with the prose. On with the pretty pictures! First, a new video featuring most of our partners. You’ll notice a few new ones, because Paul Singh and Christen O’Brien have been promoted to partners. Bedy Yang and George Kellerman (not featured in the video) have also joined as venture partners! And finally, behold… the last 18 months of 500.


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