A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley
AUGUST 25, 2015
The key reason for the explosion in capital flowing into the industry, and therefore the large increase in practitioners, had nothing to do with 1970’s performance, early stage investing, or technology. So contrary to the piece, it wasn’t VC were good at early stage technology, it was that they had newfound capital and a big exit window. There are five key risks in any deal: Market, Product (a/k/a technology), Management, Business Model, and Capital.