Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Who's Afraid of Venture Capital?

Last night I had a chance to attend a panel hosted by my alma mater, Stanford University. Chip Hazard, '89 from Flybridge Capital Partners in Boston highlighted the amazing cast of panelists assembled. 

Aside from fielding a few baseline questions from entrepreneurs in the making, Joe Medved from SoftBank Capital shared a quick bit of advice relevant for those looking to pursue careers in the venture capital space. 

He noted that he and folks like Matt Witheiler (also from Flybridge) managed to observe the densely concentrated networks present in a place like Boston (and undoubtedly present in The Valley). He remarked that this was an incentive for him to move to New York and begin to develop relationships with a network of entrepreneurs that he'd likely continue to see throughout his career in this area. 

Hopefully they're more room for network building in New York. Otherwise, I may be forced to repatriate to sunny Southern California!

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