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Why VCs Matter

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on July 26, 2011 in Human Resources
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One of the most contentious and hotly-debated issues in my time as a seed stage investor concerns the concept of the “value-added investor.” Almost every founder utters the words “I’m really only interested in raising money from value-added investors” — at least 99% of the time in my experience. But what exactly does “value-added investors” mean, and even if we agree on the definition, is this really what founders are looking for? And at the end of the day, do investors really matter at all, or is it really just about the money?
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Why VCs Matter