Couldn’t agree more, Allan. I think that’s a big part of why I had to get out of building VC-backed companies. Once I figured out the “game” and knew what to say, I felt like I was in a no-win situation. I knew what kinds of companies to pitch to investors and how to pitch them, I just didn’t want to.
I teach entrepreneurship at Duke. Software Engineer. PhD in English. I write about the mistakes entrepreneurs make since I’ve made plenty. More @ aarondinin.com