[av_submenu which_menu=” menu=’1069′ position=’center’ color=’alternate_color’ sticky=’aviaTBsticky’ mobile=’disabled’] [av_submenu_item menu=’1062′ position=’center’ color=’alternate_color’ sticky=’aviaTBsticky’ mobile=’disabled’ title=’Menu Item 1′ link=” linktarget=’no’ button_style=”] [av_submenu_item menu=’1062′ position=’center’ color=’alternate_color’ sticky=’aviaTBsticky’ mobile=’disabled’ title=’Menu Item 2′ link=” linktarget=’no’ button_style=”] [/av_submenu] [av_four_fifth first] [av_heading heading=’Truth be told. And heard.’ tag=’h3′ color=” custom_font=” style=” size=” subheading_active=” subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’][/av_heading] [/av_four_fifth] [av_one_fifth] [av_animated_numbers number=’319′ icon_select=’av-icon-after’ icon=’ue82b’ font=’entypo-fontello’ font_size=” font_size_description=” link=” linktarget=’no’ color=” custom_color=’#444444′] Public accolades
[/av_animated_numbers] [/av_one_fifth] [av_testimonials style=’grid’ columns=’3′ interval=’5′ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Politician’ subtitle=” link=’http://’ linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Absolutely the most rational piece that has been written on the reasons why the VC industry will need to incorporate some changes going forward.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, startup’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your blogs are a delight! Funny, informative to a subjective degree and most important to me, evoke an urge to response.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Harvard Alumni Moderator’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great article and responses.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Business and Technology editor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Fascinating post on VC changes and challenges.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, Startup’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I’ve been following your blog recently and I find it to be insightful and entertaining.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]It is refreshing to see this sort of candor.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Merger and Acquisitions Advisor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Good info about VC.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Editor, Venture Capital Publication’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Very interesting. Another great article from Georges.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President and Chairman’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I enjoyed the article you posted with this group today and took the liberty of re-posting it elsewhere
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Director of Sales’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I really liked your blog.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Editor Financial Times’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Excellent article.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I couldn’t agree more
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your blogs fully echo my experience so far.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder and serial CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Loved your post on fund raising – it is spot on!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I thoroughly enjoyed your post. Thanks and keep up the great writing!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investment Partner, China’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Would be most honored to add you to my network.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your articles are darn good.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Board Trustee’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Loved your blogs. I am going to send the link to companies’ CEOs so they can realize that the issue might not be a lack of money!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CTO and President’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I share many of your thoughts with regard CEOs raising Venture Capital.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Which investors to avoid… very practical and useful info.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Venture Capitalist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I agree with most of what you say.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I love your post “Idiot CEOs.” Having bootstrapped to success three ventures with exit from sale and one IPO I agree with you.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Editor Top Technology Blog’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Somebody pointed me to you blog on Idiot CEOs. Great stuff.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Serial CEO and Board Director’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I read your article about “Idiot CEOs” After doing 3 turnarounds without VCs, I took on one startup with VC backing and will never do that again.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You are an advocate to the CEO, and I have much respect for you.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Private Equity Investor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I enjoy your blog very much.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I just read your post titled “Idiot CEOs” and enjoyed it. I am CEO of my first venture and trying to avoid VC like the plague by creating intelligent partnerships.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]We just went through a lot of what you wrote about — and in the end decided on a different path for funding because it didn’t make any sense.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Vice President’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Painful to read for me, but a Great article — I only wish you’d had sent this to me in 1997.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Reporter’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Read George’s article, it’s a good one.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great post! A must read.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, Israel startup’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I have been reading your insights posted on your blogs with great interest.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor, CEO and Board Director’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Fascinating column and equally so some of the earlier ones. I will look for future ones.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Management Consultant’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I looove the “Idiot CEO” article, very well done.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, Startup’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I was foolish enough to raise VC money as a new CEO and everything that you described took place – everything!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor, Chairman and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I like your blog and here in continental Europe the behaviour of VCs is even worse.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Very interesting and also very enlightening.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Another insightful article from Georges, as usual.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Harvard Alumnus’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]A lot of truth and valid observations.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’General Manager’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You nail the current VC dysfunction.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Asset Manager’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your comments about the VC industry are so totally right, this is something that I have been fighting against for many years.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Serial Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]A MUST read for any Entrepreneur out there.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CTO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great Article. Really Outstanding Vision of The Industry. You should be running things in Washington, DC.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President, Technology Services Firm’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I’ve just finished reading about 6 of your articles. Your thoughts mirror my experiences.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Serial CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I have read over 90% of your blogs. I’m in complete alignment with your principals.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder and Wharton Chairman’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]In my experience, this is unfortunately true…
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor and Serial CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Fascinating column and equally so some of the earlier ones.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Anonymous’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I very much enjoyed your comment on the ridiculous piece about Tim Draper’s new business idea this morning. Thank goodness there are some rational folks out there.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, Funded Startup’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Fascinating blog. I recognize many things you are talking about.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I just wanted to say thank you. I discovered your blog today and after the first skim, I feel energized and not “alone” anymore. Very encouraging to read what you have written.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I learned more from 10 minutes in talking with you than from a 2 days at a conference.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, former Investment Banker and Private Equity Consultant’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I was both excited to read your thoughts, and relieved to find that I am not alone.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor, Alternative Energy’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You probably have no idea how right you are on green & energy tech.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Tremendous insight and right on target as usual.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Former Venture Partner, Management Consultant’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Awesome post! Some good advice for LPs.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I like what you have to say about how VCs treat CEOs. That’s consistent with my 15 years of working with VCs.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Management Consultant’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Kudos for terrific profile and the energy and achievement represented.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I will not accept outside investment because of the people that come with it.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Startup veteran and entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your blog made me laugh and cry. I admire your pragmatic logic.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]So glad I came across your blog.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Management Consultant’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]An eye-opener.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, Public Relations Firm’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I have never before read anybody who called it.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, Startup’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]We just went through a lot of what you wrote about — and in the end decided on a different path for funding because it didn’t make any sense.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director, Private Equity Firm’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Awesome stuff.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Inventor and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Very well done!!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder, PhD’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your website is truly outstanding and informative.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I am finally reading your blog — I shouldn’t have waited so long.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CFO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I’ve been reading your blogs on the VC sector. AMEN!!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Venture Catalyst, Asia’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I cannot tell you how refreshing your piece about the naked emperor is!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Management Consultant’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I love your blog.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Serial Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I read through your entire blog. Outstanding points.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Venture Capital General Partner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Dead on point.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I should have talked with you 5 years ago.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Partner, Investment Bank’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I applaud your blogs
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Serial Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your blog was refreshing — I consider it one of the few that really add something profound.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Adjunct Professor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great piece.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I was up until 3:00 am last night reading your past blog postings. Very compelling and insightful stuff.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Venture Capital General Partner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Good stuff.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]The no holds barred clarity of your writing, based on a foundation of direct experience, continues to shine a rare ray of light in the darkness of a long tunnel that still lies ahead of us.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]One of the best articles I ever read…
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I like the way you think and I’m learning from you!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I haven’t read something that inspiring and well written in quite a while.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Serial Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thank God people like you still exist!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Serial Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your article was like a fresh breeze ….Thanks for such clarity …
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Another great blog.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Strategic Advisor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]This article should be a must read for any entrepreneur looking for VC funding.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You are giving away some good reading. Thanks again!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Public Speaker and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your viewpoint is refreshing with a lot of interesting insight.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Software Engineer’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thank you for telling it like it is, for inspiring people like me, and for trying to change the investment LP world.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Market Maker’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You are often prescient.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I appreciate all the tremendous information that you have provided to all of us early stage start up entrepreneurs.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisition’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thanks for your brilliant commentary about the broken VC model and how to fix it through transparency.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Chairman, Life Sciences’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I stumbled on your blog a couple of weeks ago and it grabbed me by the brain stem and has resonated through my neural matter ever since.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Director, Venture Lab’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I really enjoy your blog immensely.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Editor, Venture Capital Journal’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You have a very rare blend of talents. Hands on experience with making several startups successful is rare in itself, but your ability to add a high quality intellectual perspective to it definitively sets you apart.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Director, Private Investor Forum’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your article “How to fix VC” is VERY nicely stated!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Technology Lawyer’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]As always a good and thought-provoking read.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Serial Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]This is one of the best articles I read in a long time. Everything is right on!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Venture Catalyst’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your refreshing take on the required consciousness for funding and funders is a breath of fresh air in a world of darkness.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Harvard MBA student’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I will keep following your amazing blog.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Private Equity Analyst’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thank you for being this new, fresh voice of Venture Capital.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Research Associate Professor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]As usual great article Georges! I wish I would have been able to read your stuff before I did my first startup, as I had to learn everything you’ve been saying the hard way.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Private Equity and Venture Capital Recruiter’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]As always, insightful and pointed. I love the candor of it.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Limited Partner Conference Organizer’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thoughtful and insightful comments on the vc industry.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Keep up the important work you are doing!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Serial CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Excellent article (and supplements). I agree entirely with your premise the system needs to be fixed.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Chairman, Medical Device Company’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great post!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’PhD Purdue University’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]This was a very nice post, it was extremely interesting and well written.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Brilliant as always, I hope the LP’s are listening and acting.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor, Chairman and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]May I say that in my experience of reading many blogs yours is by far the most interesting. Brilliantly written and candid with a very balanced and informative view.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Director, Sand Hill Road Venture Capital Firm’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Can’t agree more with your opinion about the VC industry. It definitely has a serious case of self-induced indigestion.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Limited Partner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Enjoy your blog, and thanks for the great thoughts!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]What is different about your blog is that it is speaking to me, instead of about me.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, International Business Journal’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I love your blog.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Vice President of Sales’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I couldn’t agree with you more.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Congrats on an excellent presentation.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Funds-of-funds Manager’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]This is a very thoughtful approach and many of the top plan sponsors and LPs are aggressively looking at ways to address the gap you’ve outlined. This is very well done.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]This is very impressive!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Former Venture Capitalist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I have been a VC for 9 years at a few different firms and have raised money successfully from LPs. You have developed an excellent presentation that hits the nail on the head.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]This is impressive.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Limited Partner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I think you are on to something.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Spoken like a man after my own heart. Bravo, Georges!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Wharton Alumnus’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great Article!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President and Founder, Entrepreneurial Foundation’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You have isolated a looming bottleneck that affects the heart of future innovation, e.g. flow of finances to start-ups.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Chief Scientific Officer, Pharmaceutical Company’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I wonder if you could spearhead Washington…
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Editor, Venture Capital Journal’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You are the subject-matter expert of Venture.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Startup Veteran’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]What you detailed in the slide deck precisely maps to my experience. Good job.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You’ve nailed it! Thanks for what you are doing. You are really on to something big.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]The future of my company looks bright again. I am grateful for the very sound advice you gave me a year ago. So … Thank you!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your feedback has been invaluable!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’General Partner, Venture Capital’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]While a tough pill to swallow due to the blunt nature of your writing, I found it insightful and accurate.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Co-Founder’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thanks for your notes, Georges. We have had serious issues with our VC’s – similar to those you have identified in your various posts.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I am really enjoying your great efforts to making people understand how VC works and how flawed it can be.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Wow! You have amazing insight into what changes must take place.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director, Venture Capital’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]A very well thought article and vision.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, The Funded’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You rock.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Serial Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I am grown man, but when I saw “The State of Venture Capital” slide on your blog site, I nearly cried.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founding Partner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your views are insightful…
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Chairman and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Spot on!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President Investment Firm’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Excellent article explaining the risk-return ratio in LPs.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Very revealing and spot on as usual.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Editor, Venture Capital Journal’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Another high quality post. Thank you Georges!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Vice President of Marketing, $3B Venture Capital Firm’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I absolutely LOVE your work.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder and Chief Technical Officer’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I have been having so much fun reading your blogs for the past couple of hours that I haven’t got much work done this afternoon (and for a change I love every bit of it).

I hope you continue to carry on the torch for the many terrific entrepreneurs out there.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor, Chairman and Serial CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]If you are raising money, you have to talk to Georges!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You are a breath of fresh air … God bless you my friend and your quest to change a system that has been broken for a long time.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Limited Partner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your story is very impressive.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Information Technology Manager’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I think you are the only sane person left in Venture…
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Venture Capitalist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Prolific, Prophetic and Politically incorrect as usual! When can we do coffee?
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thank you for writing and sharing your truth from courage, and inspiring me to continue to lead the charge…
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Serial Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thank You. What you are doing… it will not only save the industry. It’s a complete redesign, rendering the old model both unrecognizable and obsolete.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Interim CEO and CFO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your writing is brilliant and spot on!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Grammy Winning Music Producer’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]”This guy really gets it!” about the music business and the role of technology.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Chief Operating Officer’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your comments are completely in line with my recent experience.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, Gaming Company’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I love your blogs.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’University of Singapore’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Keep up the good work.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Serial CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Everyone in Silicon Valley should read Georges’ blog, if they want to stay in business.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Editor, Venture Capital Journal’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]The best Venture Capital thinker in the world.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Limited Partner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I have been an LP in Venture and needless to say I lost money. Next time I will put it with you.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]”Money very well spent” on startup advisory.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Senior Vice President, Major Bank’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I am keen to understand from you, your outlook for PE/Venture/ Capital investment opportunities in India.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Director, Foreign Investment Agency’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Always an interesting read.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director, Venture Capital Fund’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Amazingly sharp on reality in VC life.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, Startup’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I have been diving into your website and blog. They are excellent.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Teaching Assistant, Private Equity at Harvard’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I think you have a very interesting and well thought out perspective on what is wrong…
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’General Partner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You nailed it again. Looking at venture capital through a sub-prime lens is really brilliant.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Chairman and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Georges is ALWAYS a good read.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]George, you are THE single most influential (re: Radical) voice in VC.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Venture Management Consultant’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You are 100% right.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I have spent my last 4 hrs browsing through your blog. The do’s, dont’s, insights and directions as intellectually discussed/suggested are very inspiring … I am really amazed with your vast experience…
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Venture Capitalist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I have already quoted you in some of the research we did in establishing our fund model.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’General Partner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Sharp insight Georges!! Thanks for bringing it up your way.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Head of Equity Fund Investments’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I love your articles!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’General Partner, Venture Capital Fund’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Brilliant piece…
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Researcher, Harvard Business School’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Georges is a first-rate truth teller, and unlike anyone else I’ve met in the VC community so far.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Chairman of the Board, Investment Firm’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your insight and analyses are the best. Every LP should read Georges’ articles!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’TED’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]… yours is the only Steve Jobs posting (there were dozens) that really stood out and said something different.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Fortune Magazine’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great post!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director, Venture Capital Fund’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Provocative stuff. A hearty #ff.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Fred Wilson and Tim Draper used to be guiding lights within the industry. Georges, you’ve cut the legs out from under it, and replaced the gas lamp with neodymium-focused xenon torch.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Principal, Venture Fund China’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your state of VC along with many of your posts have been great guides for wisdom in this industry.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investment Manager’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great fan of your blogs!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I am totally blown away by what is on your site, and your insight!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President and Founder’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Very impressed with your efforts…
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Friend’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I am amazed at your ability to intuit and express what so many can’t (and should).
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Communications Consultant’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Few people have your gift for communicating complex information clearly and concisely.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur and President’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]We need committed game-changers like you!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You have challenged the system and placed criticism where it is well deserved.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur and PhD’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You made many constructive recommendations which were actually quite wise and beneficial to our company!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Director of University Transition Programs’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I am very impressed with your background and body of work to date.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I have gained tremendous respect for you and my partner and I truly did appreciate your candid response to our business efforts.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Finance Professor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Good presentation! Would it be possible to share with my MBA class…?
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Vice Chairman’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I have raised 7 rounds of angel, vc, and most recently private equity financing. I really enjoy your perspective.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Venture Partner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great summary of the state of venture capital and many of the ills that plague the industry.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’PhD’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Outright eloquent. You deserve an applause.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great video. I sent this to my followers on LinkedIn and Twitter.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Masters Student’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Really enjoyed your state of venture capital presentation.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Silicon Valley Attorney’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I find your point of view on the state of the VC biz vastly entertaining. The emperor has no clothes. Few have the gumption to tell it as is. Bravo!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Head of Marketing Agency’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Dead on comments.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Simple and Superb – as always!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I’ve been reading the Kauffman report – looks like they took the whole thing from your playbook!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Innovator, Serial Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Would you give me the honor of being my mentor?
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thank you for always providing me with your honest insight.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Chairman’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You are a great guy Georges!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Sales Executive’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You’re a brilliant writer. I look forward to learning more through your upcoming book!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Very interesting and thought-provoking!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Startup Founder and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You are my hero and I have read every word you have ever published.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founding Partner Growth Fund’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I really like your views and insight!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’SuperInvestor Marketing’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You’ve been posting some great content.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Financial Advisor, UBS’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great article.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder and CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thanks for your blog, it is great.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’General Manager’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Interesting article again.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You’ve spoken like only Georges can!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Chairman’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thank you for all that you do.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thank you for giving us entrepreneurs a lift this morning.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Principal Investment Firm’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Another welcome ray of light.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Producer and Director’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Impressive thinking.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor Relations’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Definitely not a lemming here.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Technology Expert’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I was very intrigued by your classification of innovations.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Georges, thanks for taking time to line out innovation pathways…so very well expressed.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director, Venture Capital Fund’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your blogs are razor sharp and spot on.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Former Journalist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Keep the emails/posts coming, I read them avidly, I think you are right on the money.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Technology Editor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Good column, we posted it!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Vice President, Cloud Services’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Cutting perspective.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Reuters PEHub’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Ok Georges, maybe you were right about VC.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]This is a fascinating take, or some might say reality check.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Rick Ackerman, Barron’s Intrepid Trader’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Provocative and enlightening.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder Incubator’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great piece!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]This is the first (and probably only) time I see an american citizen finally understanding and speaking about his own country.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Executive Recruiter’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Well stated.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thank you fellow pioneer.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director, Venture Capital Fund’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Excellent article. I completely endorse this.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director, Middle Market Fund’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I agree.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Chief Economics and Finance Advisor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]What you write is of a lot of interest from both angles.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Editor, Analyst & Contributor to the Huffington Post’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I admire your work.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Professional Engineer’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Georges represents sanity in a sea of madness !
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, Financial Technology Company’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great content on your blog.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Wall Street Executive’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Well reasoned.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I agree with you and we should all see that. However, we don’t!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Poet’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Excellent newsletter.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Congress Staff’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I hope we can continue to talk and push your message.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Congress Staff’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I look forward to working together in the new year.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder, CEO and Board Director’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I congratulate you on your intellectual honesty, a quality that has virtually disappeared in modern-day discussion around venture capital.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder, CEO and Board Director’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]The video on the State of Venture Capital is an amazing exegesis of how broken things are, and is easily the best I have seen on the topic.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Vice President, Cloud Services VMWare’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Georges provides cutting perspective on the interminable “open vs. closed” debate.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Software Developer’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Fabulous & clear outline of the current problems w/ VC funding.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Venture funded Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Every LP, VC and entrepreneur should watch The State of Venture Capital video.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Adjunct Professor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I am beyond impress by what you have achieved.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Economic Development Principal’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]What a great column. I could not agree more with you.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]If anyone did justice to the term Constructive Criticism, you are definitely it.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Wow, what a great well thought out piece….

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founding Partner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Gotta love Georges’ way with words & challenging the status quo!! Always an interesting read from him.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Financial Analyst and Economist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Good points!

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Vice President Marketing, Venture Fund’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great article!

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Love your stuff.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Brilliant insights.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Engineer’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Keep up the good work! — signed Thomas Jefferson

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder, CEO and Author’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I very much enjoyed your article.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’PhD Economics’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Would you like to join our session as a presenter, referee, or panelist?

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Economist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thanks again for your good work and innovative thinking.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Venture Capitalist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Quite a read.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great article.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Marketing and Sales Manager’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Bravo Georges! Let’s hear it for the truth!

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Founder’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Brilliant Assessment of facts and very objective Georges. I hope John Doerr has the decency to respond.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, Former Venture Capitalist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Very interesting perspective, articulately outlined.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Board Member and Venture Capitalist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Admire your work and just pre-ordered your book.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Serial Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Admire your work and just pre-ordered your book.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Executive Group President’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Deeply insightful.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Commissioner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Excellent and path-breaking thinking.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO and Neurochemist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Georges van Hoegaerden is THE thought leader in the remaking of one of my favorite industries: Venture Capital.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Vice President of Products’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your blogs are the downright best in the Valley!

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I want to run this idea by you. You’ve got this unique perspective and a damn good one!

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Vice President of Products’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Another great piece Georges. Very astute differentiation between sustainable and renewable.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Inventor and Systems and Products Engineer’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great article. Bravo!

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’PhD’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thanks for the great article. Perhaps you would like to get involved…

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Business Growth Expert’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Excellent piece and pierces the “free market” rhetoric…

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’President and CEO, Family Office’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I love your blogs… Very insightful.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Great Insight.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Starving Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]As usual, a great read!

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Entrepreneur, PhD’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You are the first one, I thought will be good industry leader to get some feedback…

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Former Google Manager’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I felt moved by your thoughts.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Medical Doctor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Georges does not read books; he is the book.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Love your work Georges. Your illuminating view of the VC world – and hard hitting prose are among the very best. Fred Wilson and Marc Andreessen could take a page from your book.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]This is too coincidental … your post highlights all that my investors were interested in.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Researcher Investment Management and Global Roundtable’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I am always delighted to read what you write. Delighted..

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’CEO, Asia’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Hope we will have a chance to bring you here.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Associate Professor, Business School’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I wanted to thank you again for taking the time to provide such detailed answers. This has been very helpful to me.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Global Economics, Politics & Strategy Network Organizer’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]The highest admiration goes to your wisdom, dear Georges.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor and Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Terrific post Georges. Bravo!!

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor and Philanthropist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]This is brilliant.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thank you and may GOD bless you always.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Author’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thank you for another spot-on piece.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Awesome George!

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Wall Street Executive’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Excellent piece.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Chairman and Managing Director’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Good article.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Biotech Venture Capitalist, Recovering Scientist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Quite a read.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Healthcare Venture Capitalist’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]A hearty #ff

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Partner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]…your undoubted quest for renewal and evolution without limits is praiseworthy.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Investor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I admire you, your perspective, your commitment to the truth and the evolution/revolution that you have been creating and inspiring.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Serial CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]You are one of the smartest people I have met.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Managing Director’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I found the article to be extraordinarily enlightening.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Business Man’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Thank you for this bright view you post.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’Partner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I’m a big fan of your analysis.

[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” attachment=” name=’COO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I am truly grateful.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Entrepreneur’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Your no BS approach is like a glass of water in a hell of wannabes, has-beens and never-gonna-bees.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Analyst’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Nice analysis!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’PhD, Political Science’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]This post is of fundamental importance.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Business Angel’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Exceptionell !!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Physics and Math Professor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]I need your advice…
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Friend’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Men like you, who have a mission, need to stay on tack: it’s your commitment and work that’ll help get us through these hard days, and lead us to a brighter tomorrow.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Wall Street CEO’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Brilliant!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’CEO, Entrepreneur, Investor’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Good post as usual.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Director Business Development’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Excellent article. Good food for thought.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Owner’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Excellent Article!
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Investment Banker’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Among your best in recent memory.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Head of Cleantech Fund’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Very impressive.
[/av_testimonial_single] [av_testimonial_single src=” name=’Consultant, Coach, Speaker & Author’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”] [av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” color=” size=’40px’ position=’left’][/av_font_icon]Fascinating article.
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