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Andreesen on VC's

Marc Andreesen has posted on a his new blog the first 2 parts of a multi-post series on VC's. Pretty interesting stuff - covers most of the basics and if you have not worked with VC's in the past, it is a pretty helpful overview. Anyway, with that, my favorite line:

For example, VCs with operating experience are great when it comes to sitting down and talking about how to run a business, but sometimes they have less perspective (because their career was probably focused on one or two companies, whereas a professional VC has probably invested in 30+ companies), and they may have trouble keeping their hands off the steering wheel.

A VC with an executive recruiting background can be incredibly helpful at recruiting -- one of the main areas in which a VC can add value (see below).

And a VC who used to be an attorney can be very helpful when you need to get a parking ticket fixed.

Ouch. As a former/ recovering lawyer, even I had to laugh at that one.


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