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Belling the (V)CAT…

I scored as low as it could possibly get*…which set me thinking – is this the right test for becoming a VC?Β  (I can hear Tut tuts!)

Actually, Is there any right “test” for determining whether a person is well-suited for a career in VC – or more importantly, will he/she succeed?

The test misses one important thing; unfortunately it cannot be measured…and unlike the experiences and skills one has, it is entirely unpredictable and may desert you when you need it most – I am thinking *LUCK* πŸ™‚


* Yes, I know this is post-facto rationalisation, but…

I think I screwed up “Background” in a major way…missing on all the +5sΒ and being saddled with two -5s (for my sins at LBSΒ  and Monitor) πŸ™

Note to Guy: Can I get a bonus +5 for “unusual” background? Radio DJ, Comp Engg, Mushroom farmer, Diplomat etc? πŸ™‚

May 15th, 2007 Posted by | Miscellaneous, Venture Capital, What VCs really do | 4 comments


  1. Mushroom farmer should definitely help.

    Comment by Fred Destin | May 16, 2007

  2. Thanks Fred – I am already feeling a little better πŸ™‚

    Comment by Shantanu | May 16, 2007

  3. DJ?! We’re in the wrong industry!

    man, let’s start a BAND. You can handle the scratching, I’ll break out my guitar, Fred can get Nivi over from the US to bang on the drums and we can make BIG music.

    And being from Mississippi goes a long way when it comes to playing guitar…


    Comment by Jason Ball | May 22, 2007

  4. Great idea!…count me in…
    Now, lets think who might fund this!

    Comment by Shantanu | May 23, 2007

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