More Builders, Less Bankers

Entrepreneur-turned-investor is a classic story arc in Silicon Valley but recently the plot has earned a twist. Certain operators are foregoing the traditional path of joining a traditional VC to instead create a studio-like holding operation. By doing so, they remain engaged with the grit and grassroots challenges of building a startup. They remain company builders. –Leena Rao for TechCrunch

Here’s probably the best reason why the recent explosion of accelerators/incubators/studios/etc makes some sense. The bulk of them are not started by traditional investors. They are started by builders. Former founders who have been in the trenches recently and know what it takes. The good ones even get their hands dirty right along side you.

At the same time I’m watching these new vehicles gets better/stronger/smarter every day. They’ve become highly iterative just like the companies they help build. The “bankers” on the other hand haven’t changed their lobby furniture in 10 years.

Let’s hear it for the builders.


Comments Closed

2 Comments about “More Builders, Less Bankers”

  1. Knot Says:

    I am scared by 21-end of the world and … I’am reading your blog. Cheers from Dubai ! Habibi !

  2. Lou Schouviller Says:

    I liked as very much as you’ll collect carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get purchased an nervousness more than that you simply desire be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably can come a lot more formerly again since specifically the identical almost extremely often inside circumstance you shield this hike.

Published: February 17th, 2013