The “100 Entrepreneur” test and the entrepreneurs we back

Recently we did some pattern recognition on the entrepreneurs we have met over the years.

Why?

We invest super early and do not pretend to be able to predict the future . All we have is pattern recognition to help us find the black swans that return VC funds so we looked for patterns in both the entrepreneurs we had backed (as well as those we didn’t) and tried to find patterns.

What we Found

We’ve ended up in a simple place — we look for:

Our Methodology

1/ We took 100 entrepreneurs we had and hadn’t backed over the years
2/ We ranked them based on success (as best we could based mainly on traction and future funding)
3 / We then ranked them on a range of attributes.
4/ We looked at the patterns in the most successful

What Now

A lot of this (and life) is about making retrospective sense of our old intuitive practices but we were after the signal in the noise and the main surprise was how critical ‘obsession’ and ‘critical thinking’ were. Here’s our theory as to why:

VC Partner@SAATCHiNVEST. Seed investor in Citymapper, Farewill, Ometria + more. Chief of Staff@Redbrain. NED@Picassolabs. Founder Linkybrains.com

VC Partner@SAATCHiNVEST. Seed investor in Citymapper, Farewill, Ometria + more. Chief of Staff@Redbrain. NED@Picassolabs. Founder Linkybrains.com