Will the Real Niklas Zennstrom Please Stand Up

There were entertainingly conflicting opinions in an FT piece yesterday on Niklas Zennstrom, the newly-monied co-founder of Skype.

Wayne Rosso (ex- of Grokster):

“… talking with [Zennström] is about as exciting as watching paint dry”

Tim Draper (of Skype backer DFJ):

“…[Zennstrom is] exciting, revolutionary, brilliant and heroic”

You have to love Tim Draper. In a previous life the guy must have run a carnie sideshow — which may yet turn out to be a crucial skillset in the rapidly-changing world of venture capital.

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