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Top Ten Lies of
Venture Capitalists




                    Guy Kawasaki
       CEO, Garage Technology Ventures
Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists




  1         “We can make a quick
            decision.”
Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists




  2         “I liked your company,
            but my partners didn’t.”
Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists




  3         “If you get a lead,
            we’ll follow.”
Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists




  4
            “Show us some
            traction, and we’ll
            invest.
Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists




  5         “We have lots of dry
            powder.”
Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists




  6         “We’re investing in your
            team.”
Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists




  7
            “We saw this coming,
            so we didn’t invest
            i...
Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists




  8         “This is a vanilla term
            sheet.”
Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists




  9
            “We can open the
            doors for you at major
            co...
Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists




10           “We like early-stage
             investing.”
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Top 10 lies of Venture Capitalists

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Top 10 lies of Venture Capitalists

  1. 1. Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists Guy Kawasaki CEO, Garage Technology Ventures
  2. 2. Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists 1 “We can make a quick decision.”
  3. 3. Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists 2 “I liked your company, but my partners didn’t.”
  4. 4. Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists 3 “If you get a lead, we’ll follow.”
  5. 5. Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists 4 “Show us some traction, and we’ll invest.
  6. 6. Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists 5 “We have lots of dry powder.”
  7. 7. Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists 6 “We’re investing in your team.”
  8. 8. Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists 7 “We saw this coming, so we didn’t invest in B2B or B2C.”
  9. 9. Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists 8 “This is a vanilla term sheet.”
  10. 10. Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists 9 “We can open the doors for you at major companies.”
  11. 11. Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists 10 “We like early-stage investing.”

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