Part 2: VCs Should Seek Flaws & Not Just Risks

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VC-Business-Model- Risk-Distribution-makes-no-Sense for-VCs-and-Angel-Investors

Since I hate to adorn myself with borrowed plumes, I’d like to point out that my and many other investors’ bias against “risk distribution” is rather old news. In his wonderfully anecdotal Zurich Axioms, dated 1972, Max Gunther, had already pointed out every relevant practical aspect pertaining to the topic. My issue today is a different one. I do not … Read More

Do VCs and Angels Sit in the Same Boat? 

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Should-all-eggs-go-into-one-basket? When-it-comes-to-start-ups-you have-no-choice

Part 1: “Diversification” From time to time people ask me whether investing selectively in start-ups as a “profession” is not quite an irresponsible gamble, especially if, like in my case, you have practically no other current sources of income. This question is meant rhetorically, because the people who ask and I, we know Kind Advisors Such rhetoric is usually followed … Read More

“Rich Man’s Lottery”? VERDAD CEO Rasmussen questions VC Business Model – Is he right?

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Rich Man's Lottery, is Rasmussen right?

  Verdad Capital founder and (small cap) public equity crusader Dan Rasmussen recently published a report authored by his last summer Harvard intern Blake Patterson. The melody of the article matches Rasmussen’s bias towards public – and his highly critical attitude towards private equities as reported this week among other sources by the NY Times. The newsletter report The Lure … Read More