A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley
AUGUST 25, 2015
In January, Jerry Neumann wrote a long and detailed analysis of his view of the VC industry in the 1980’s titled Heat Death: Venture Capital in the 1980’s. 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. Take a look at the founding syndicates of each: Masstor Sytems (5/1979). Quantum Corporation (6/1980).