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Venture Capital’s Rosetta Stone

John Backus of NAV offers up a Venture Capital Rosetta Stone to translate all of the jargon that is widely used in the VC industry into something that is actionable for entrepreneurs

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Venture Capital’s Rosetta Stone

John Backus of NAV offers up a Venture Capital Rosetta Stone to translate all of the jargon that is widely used in the VC industry into something that is actionable for entrepreneurs

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Pro-rata rights: The Force Awakens

“Creative Destruction,” a term coined by economist Joseph Schumpeter almost 75 years ago, is the fundamental foundation of venture capital, driving financial returns to LPs, wealth creation to entrepreneurs who re-invent industries, and job creation in the global economy. So what will be the force of Creative Destruction in the industry of venture capital? A […]

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John Backus: Dispelling Entrepreneur and VC Myths

Since my last post debunking the five alleged myths of entrepreneurs triggered more than a few comments and thoughtful reactions, I wanted to respond collectively to them. First let’s start out with venture capital performance as an asset class. Over the last ten years, it has been terrible. On an absolute basis the returns are […]

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Worst Analysis of Entrepreneurship and VCs EVER!

Wow. It isn’t often that I drop everything after I read an article and feel compelled to respond. But I was dumbstruck when I read this piece in the Washington Post. It was titled: Five myths about entrepreneurs. In around 1000 words, the author went on to trash the National Venture Capital Association, Peter Thiel, […]