The VC's Customer (continued)
About four years, I wrote a post on this blog asserting that the VC's customer is the entrepreneur. I wrote:
And then I went on to explain why that is the right way to think about the VC business.
I am revisiting that post today because I love what Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz had to say about their new firm in the announcement on Marc's blog yesterday. They laid out eight core values/organizing principles of the Andreessen Horowitz venture firm in that post. And number three is:
That's right. Our job is to support the entrepreneurs. You got that right Marc and Ben. The VC industry is changing. New firms with new values are sprouting up replacing older firms who saw themselves in different lights.
I'll say it again. The venture industry is not broken, but some of the participants in it are.