Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!
As I've blogged about before (however a long time prior), I invested some energy at Mohr Davidow Ventures as Entrepreneur-in-Residence – for additional about what that employment is, read here and here. Two or three years before that, I had invested some energy at MDV in their Seattle office, towards the spot's end com rise, as an investigator/assistant. Both encounters were a huge amount of fun, and I supported the ~3 years in funding where I could have been beginning organizations as a training that would help me later on.
Presently, a few years after the fact, I thought I would mirror a tiny bit on where the VC experience aided and hurt me with respect to really attempting to assemble a startup. The net of it is that the time was for the most part accommodating, and a major piece of learning exchanged over, yet it was for the most part abnormal state stuff. A considerable measure of running a startup includes mastering quick and dirty points of interest, and the VC experience did nothing to help there :- )
For the languid/fretful, here are some key things I'd say where it can offer assistance:
It assists with customary financial specialist/business visionary data asymmetries
Loads of strategic gaps still exist
Financial specialists can frequently misrepresent startup issues, or overmatch on examples
Assists with comprehension of financial specialist inspirations, which can generally seem baffli
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Oct 15th, 2015
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