I've had two entrepreneurs I know in the last week come to this same conclusion. Despite the fact that they're great sales founders, selling isn't actually their job.
The other day I went to dinner with a friend. My phone was low on power--drained from listening to the Mets take 20 innings to lose a game.
New York City is a fantastic place to live--I've been here all my life. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
I don't need to explain what Dots is, because you're already playing it. Don't lie.
In fact, you're playing it so much, that it better teach you some lessons as a founder, otherwise, it's probably distracting you from your startup.
The other day, I took part in a forum about technology education in Brooklyn. So much of the focus was on how to produce usable software developers inside the four walls of a classroom.
You can do the math on Tumblr's pageviews, throw in some expected CPM, weighted average cost of capital, and try to justify the billion dollars that Yahoo! is spending on Tumblr.
That's the term that Fred Ehrsam, founder of Bitcoin startup Coinbase, used to describe the current state of play in the Bitcoin ecosystem.
Board meetings are a pain in the ass.
Unless you're a well funded, growth stage company that has lots of hands on deck--tons of instrumentation that easily dumps out pretty charts and metrics, or luxury emenities like, well, time, most entrepreneurs probably feel like they could be doing more productive things than telling their investors what they did last month.
Yesterday, I got profiled in Crain's about my investment philosophies. They do this cool lunch series where they try a new place and profile both a person and a place.
I hear a lot of funny things about other VCs. This one doesn't really do early stage, that one doesn't really get consumer.