“Don’t let conflicts get in the way of selecting the ideal board member.” – Fred Wilson
“Avoid ‘big names.’ For the most part, they are useless.” – Fred Wilson
“I was on the Spectra board and I think I nearly drove… the company CEO nuts with my ‘help’” – Tom Perkins
“Money is the least differentiated of all commodities. And venture capitalists are in the business of selling money.” – Tom Perkins
“Regular VCs don’t try to compete by developing innovative ways to invest; they compete for capital and dealflow and try to pick winning investments.” – Shimon Rura
“All companies that go out of business do so for the same reason—they run out of money.” – Don Valentine?
“Most businesses don’t need more cash, they need more brains.” – Mark Cuban
“The term ‘investment banker’ is marvelously misleading… the term ‘fee-charging middlemen’ is… much closer to an accurate description of their function.” – Tom Perkins
“A private company’s valuation is solely determined by the CEO’s ability to create a one-time market for its shares.” – Venture Hacks
“The only way to find out is to find out.” – Frank Lucas, American Gangster
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