What Makes A Great VC?

Brad has a great post describing the debunking of his theory that it’s operating experience that makes for a great VC. Brad is a great VC, but its not exclusively because of his operating experience.

I like the pattern matching concept Brad’s limited partner talked about. I agree that being able to recognize patterns is a very key skill.

But in my opinion its a combination of experience, passion, honesty, integrity, leadership, and smarts that makes a great VC. These are pretty much the same things that it takes to make a great business person in any industry.