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VC Humor

2006-06-13 23:11:51.830014+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Venture Capitalist humor:

Our reasons for passing on these investments varied. In some cases, we were making a conscious act of generosity to another, younger venture firm, down on their luck, whom we felt could really use a billion dollars in gains. In other cases, our partners had already run out of spaces on the year's Schedule D and feared that another entry would require them to attach a separate sheet. Whatever the reason, we would like to honor these companies -- our "anti-portfolio" -- whose phenomenal success inspires us in our ongoing endeavors to build growing businesses. Or, to put it another way: if we had invested in any of these companies, we might not still be working.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-14 12:03:54.049803+00 by: meuon

I re-read that today, it makes me wonder how many great things, or at least potentially great things, don't get funded.