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Characteristics of Great Investors

Chanced upon this great post by Matt Blumberg on “10 Characteristics of Great Investors“.

Should be read by ALL investors, I think.

I am listing my favourite five of the ten characteristics below:

  • Great investors know how to give strategic advice without being in the operating weeds of a company
  • Great investors get to know whole management teams, not just CEOs
  • Great investors invite you to do diligence on them by giving you a list of every CEO they’ve ever worked with and asking you to pick the ones you want to talk to
  • Great investors ask great questions
  • Great investors don’t publicly take credit for the success of their investments, even if they were major drivers of that success

Thanks Matt.

September 5th, 2009 Posted by | FAQs for Entrepreneurs, Venture Capital, What VCs really do | no comments

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