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Defying the “Venture Capital” model…

Guy Kawasaki has a great post on his blog about the CommunityNext conference where according to him, “speakers defied many conventions of tech entrepreneurship—in particular the ones that venture capitalists believe are “proven.”.

Guy goes on to say, “If you’d like to learn how these companies became successful without “proven teams, proven technology, and proven business models,” you’ll love this video.”

P.S. From Guy’s post: “Here’s a little factoid that blew my mind: both Fark and PlentyofFish have only one employee!” – amazing! (and fark is funnY).

March 1st, 2007 Posted by | Miscellaneous, Venture Capital | 3 comments


  1. Shantanu, I saw this a few days ago on Guy’s website. Ideally these guys would be called micro-entrepreneur except that they do not meet all criteria implied in the definition, notably that of having no credit record or assets.

    Time to invent a new term, which goes beyond Dan Pink’s Free Agent or some such?

    Comment by Shefaly Yogendra | March 1, 2007

  2. I work for Guy Kawasaki, and I would like to thank you for the link to his blog as well as your comments about the panel Guy moderated!

    Online Assistant

    Comment by Mary-Louise Boyd | March 1, 2007

  3. Shefaly – yes, time to invent a new term!

    Mary-Louise – thanks to Guy for posting the content!

    Comment by Shantanu Bhagwat | March 2, 2007

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