If Marc doesn’t stop writing such great posts I’m going to personally hunt him down and unplug his Macbook. It’s making the rest of us look like unthinking layabouts.
Anyway, here he is with a new entry on the temporal dependence of a VC’s “no”:
Being told “no” by VCs in 1999 is a lot different than being told “no” in 2002.
If you were told “no” in 1999, I’m sure you’re a wonderful person
and you have huge potential and your mother loves you very much, but
your plan really was seriously flawed.
If you were told “no” in 2002, you probably actually were the next
Google, but most of the VCs were hiding under their desks and they just