From an Information Week article on the resurgence of venture capital activity in Silicon Valley, there is something accidentally appropriate about someone pinning a 1999-style business plan to a restroom wall:
Venture capitalist Ann Winblad’s office sits on the edge of South Park, a leafy urban oasis in an industrial area of San Francisco and the frequent site of exuberant launch parties in the dot-com boom years.
“It’s an exciting time to be auditioning innovation,” says Winblad of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.
The mood back then sometimes went beyond exuberance and into manic territory. Such as the time a stranger, claiming an emergency, talked his way past a security guard at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. His business plan was later found taped to the men’s room wall. “I don’t want those days of the plan on the restroom wall to come back,” Winblad says with a laugh.