I’m sure most of you saw this Secret thread on the most visible seed+growth venture capital fund, backed companies like (you all know the list)
One investment professional responsible for the seed program of Sequoia India was the key target of this Secret conversation, and it was all ugly.
First things first: THIS IS A FUCKING PR NIGHTMARE for any fund.
Some Sequoia backed entrepreneurs joined the thread & tried to firefight the scenario, and got trolled by a dozen people who claimed to met this professional in question.
I don’t know much about the truth in this case, but I had long conversations with some of the portfolio entrepreneurs (past/current) of the Fund, and this is not good for the fund, firm, and the ecosystem.
We are going through tough times in the ecosystem, where most Series Seed/A funds exhausted their capital for fresh investments, and relatively difficult for entrepreneurs to raise capital in favorable terms. I hope the Bros. in the investment business shake things up and grow a pair and some empathy soon.
You see, Plato once said “VCs are not in the investment business - they are in the co-creating business”.
Plato is the best.
ALSO 229 COMMENTS? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
Alright, off you go.
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bad fucking ideas.
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