Business: 12 Things You Didn’t Know About Venture Capital

I recently interviewed Mike Moritz of Sequoia Capital and Paul Graham of YCombinator. Mike Moritz is probably the most successful venture capitalist of the last twenty years since he invested in Google, Zappos, Yahoo, and PayPal. Paul Graham’s YCombinator is at the leading edge of tech startup creation. Contrary to the typical bull shiitake that most venture capitalists spin (“we want a proven team in a proven market with a proven technology”), these guys are really making things happen. I picked up these twelve lessons from the interview:

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