The lifecycle of A VC investor
Lots of founders want to know VC life…this is how they view the ‘meeting of’ startups
1. THE EXCITABLE PUPPY
When you start EVERYTHING is AMAZING. So many entrepreneurs, so much to learn, you meet everyone. You help everyone. It’s your job to “MAKE SURE WE SEE EVERYTHING!!!” and that is great because …well WOW.
Fomo is off the charts.
2. THE IN LIMBO LEMUR
You’ve been an associate and start thinking “what next”. You have vague (but exciting) conversations about RAISING YOUR OWN FUND 🏅🏅🏅but you probably won’t. It’s all a bit less shiny now. You’ve seen it all before and meet start ups you don’t really want to because it’s still your job to “MAKE SURE WE SEE EVERYTHING!!!”. You have become a world master of ‘fake nice’ as your firms REPUTATION is everything. So don’t be honest and tell the truth just, in, case.
FOMO is fading . There’ll be another bus.
3. THE CONTENTED CAT
Top of the VC tree. No need to see loads of start ups anymore. Just the ones that filter to the top.
FOMO no more. You’re more at ease with yourself. Life is good. Less to prove.
VCs see over 2000 deals a year and might only do 2. The numbers don’t work in founders favour