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Friday, January 26, 2007

What VC's Look for In A CEO

When venture capitalists have made mistakes with an investment, its demise usually falls into two buckets:

  1. They mistimed or misunderstood the market or
  2. They backed the wrong CEO.

The trick is finding the entrepreneur/CEO who fits in-between these worlds and has the following characteristics baked into his/her DNA:

  • Resourceful
  • Relentless
  • Creative Thought
  • Responsive
  • Proactive
  • Honest/Open Communicator
  • Justified Confidence
  • Strong Domain Knowledge
  • Respect for Downside
  • Leadership/Inspirational

Read the entire article here.

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