TechCrunch on Where VC Money Does and Does Not Fit in the Funding Equation

This article provides good perspective on where VC money fits (and does not fit) into the continuum of funding options for companies!

TechCrunch

Editor’s note:Brian Singerman is a partner at Founders Fund. He previously worked at Google and There. 

This is the first in a series of articles I am writing to bring more transparency and honesty to the field of venture capital. While many of the themes may be contrarian or controversial, I have two primary goals: First, I want to help entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts understand what motivates investors. Second, I hope to draw attention to some of the fallacies venture capitalists use in their negotiations with entrepreneurs. Aligning the incentives of entrepreneurs and VCs will lead to much stronger relationships and innovation.

Entrepreneurs regularly come to Founders Fund asking us to lead or participate in their seed/angel round. They are often confused or shocked when I try to convince them that with very few exceptions, it is not in entrepreneurs’ best interest to raise seed capital from large venture…

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