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Going Up and Down the VC Roller Coaster

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David Frankel
Founder Collective
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A lot of volatility goes into investment decisions.

Highs

  • Entrepreneur with impressive background
  • Product with traction
  • Team of all-stars

Lows

  • References uncover flaws
  • Industry diligence -> small opportunity, congested, or capital intensive
  • Distracted by "new shiny object" deal

Strategy for founders

  • Line up news to break through the process (e.g. new customers, sales bump)
  • Time the process to create FOMO
  • Be responsive
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