We Investors are Haunted by Our Past

In our attempts to protect ourselves, the entrepreneurs we meet often suffer from our past. We argue for certain agreements and terms, some of which seem downright strange and we can be pretty adamant about those terms. We may even get emotional about them and refuse to back down on them as negotiable items.

Sorry about that. The more we invest, the more we are scarred. The best thing you can do is to be like a good therapist; sit and listen to us rant and rave. Nod with sympathy in your eyes. Let us know you understand. Pat us on the back. And when we calm down, we may actually give...or not. Like traditional therapy, some things can be cured and others...well...probably never...


  • Mark Dubis wrote: 12/19/2012 9:20 AM

    Dan you are right on the money. There are good, bad and lucky investors just as there are good, bad and lucky entrepreneurs. Both sometimes make money in spite of themselves. The challenge for some is that with all the noise in start-ups going on investment capital firms can't always see or find the real game changing business models.
    Have a great holiday.

    Mark Dubis

    • Mark Dubis wrote: 12/19/2012 9:22 AM

      Dave;apologize for getting your name wrong. Excuse the mistake. too early in the AM.


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