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  1. theophrastvs says:

    that’s a very well-done summary of what’s wrong with VCs (at least of some of those i’ve met).   the sadly basic lesson (they’d say something like “so-the-takeaway…”) is: novelty, by its very nature, is hard to judge, and requires one’s full attention and time to take it in.

    • Preston Sturges says:

      It has to be novel but also following the same trends as everyone else.

      Business models are optional, but you can dust off something that was fashionable 10 or 15 years ago and give it a new name.

  2. Spocko says:

    Agreed. This is the most perfect summary of a VC meeting. 

  3. Preston Sturges says:

    Gave me flashbacks.

  4. Preston Sturges says:

    So people  are still saying “deck?”  That is so 1970s IBM, like where’s the overhead projector?