We Suck Less
I read an essay by Paul Graham this morning called A Unified Theory of VC Suckage.
I thought most of Paul’s points were spot on and I made a note to myself to blog it.
Then I was flying through my RSS feeds and came across Brad Feld’s link to Paul’s essay.
So Brad beat me to it. It’s not the first time he’s done that with a blog post or a deal and I should just get used to it.
But the funny thing is that Brad also turned me on to a phrase that I really like - We Suck Less.
Back in the day when Brad was an entrepreneur, his mantra was that all companies sucked in servicing their customers at some level and the goal for his company was to suck less.
Entrepreneurs are always going to think that VCs suck at some level. But clearly some VCs suck more than others. If you must fund your company with VC money, it pays to do your homework and find the ones that are the exception to Paul’s unified theory rule.