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VC myths

Nice little article in HBR that tries to shatter the usual VC myths with a strong dose of data. Some titbits:

  • Less than 1% of companies in the US raise capital from VCs
  • VCs are not risk takers. In most VC funds, the partners’ own money accounts for just 1% of the total
  • VC funds haven’t significantly outperformed the public markets since the 1990s

What makes this even more compelling is that the author is a former (recovering?) VC herself. Should be a must read for all entrepreneurs. Let me know if you need the article.

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