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Comment on The First 10 Questions I Ask Entrepreneurs When Investing by Riaan

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 12:30:00 +0000

Great article! The link to the blog reference is broken though, here's the correct one http://blog.thansys.com/deckless-wonder/ My pleasure :)



Comment on The First 10 Questions I Ask Entrepreneurs When Investing by Sun

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 19:38:00 +0000

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Comment on “You Don’t Look Like a Founder” by iObjx

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:13:00 +0000

Amen PP on being tired with the panel all looking like me too! (I'm 50+) And I would like to add from several decades on this planet and consistent patterns that the "finance" or even "engineer" guys on the panel generally don't possess creativity and vision. Yes, I agree with Ben's post that it's about the brain and one's ability to use both sides of it – to "see" something when nobody else can.



Comment on “You Don’t Look Like a Founder” by iObjx

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:07:00 +0000

Ben - Thanks for the great post and sadly I can share all kinds of similar stories that I've personally encountered here in SF. (I'm gonna write a book). And yes, I give an "aggressive" response of disbelief with a "creativity and smart are everywhere." I wish Heather all kinds of crazy success.



Comment on “You Don’t Look Like a Founder” by Benjamin Yoskovitz

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:44:00 +0000

I have not, but I'll read the article. It doesn't surprise me at all that women are discriminated against in comedy. I wasn't trying to say that "women are equal in comedy therefore should be equal in startups." And maybe the analogy is completely off (which just depresses me), but I think of the comedians I've watched recently and they're certainly not all young, white males. Comedy perhaps is the better analogy because it (should?) cross cultural boundaries. It's universal. Or damn close to it. Most people like to laugh. Startups are the same. Founders are everywhere, just trying to make things happen.



Comment on “You Don’t Look Like a Founder” by Laure

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:36:00 +0000

Love the thought behind this, but have you investigated what it's like to be a woman in comedy? :) http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/11/plight-of-the-funny-female/416559/



Comment on “You Don’t Look Like a Founder” by Panoptika Partners

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:12:00 +0000

Great post Ben. As an over 50 white male I unreservedly apologize for my peers (actually I don't...I'd like to kick them in the differentiators much of the time). I'm so tired of a panel who kinda look like me sitting on a stage telling "entrepreneurs" what they should do. Maybe we have some skills to empart; I'd like to think that I'm really good at challenging people to look at things through their customers' eyes, helping them design conversations which reveal problems, current solution sets, motivations...but I can't give them any magic bullets cause there aren't any, as you so eloquently point out. So what does a founder look like to me? They look like someone who is crazy about an idea, and is searching for a way to test and validate it so they can continue to try and make someone's world a better place. And they come in all sexes, shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and ages.



Comment on “You Don’t Look Like a Founder” by karensd

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:35:00 +0000

GRRRRRRR.....