What Entrepreneurs Claim To Prefer In VCs

Per Dan’s post this morning on entrepreneurs’ anger at venture capitalists, here’s a paper from a couple of professors who analyzed entrepreneurs’ comments on TheFunded, a VC-rating site.

Their findings — entrepreneurs value independent VCs more than they do corporate or government VCs, but they don’t value better track records or more experience.

They do give higher ratings to VCs who give them money.

Authors are Ola Bengtsson at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Frederick Wang at Cornell.

VC Evaluation by Entrepreneurs