Founder, basketball player, surfer, mountain biker
Lots of founders make a mistake here and meet with VCs linearly, because they don’t take a systematic approach to fundraising. This is a problem for two reasons:
The playbooks and opportunity sets to achieve massive scale and impact are changing so quickly that those writing the checks are slow to see it. Boxing yourself into their outdated definition of success won’t get you any closer to your end goal…
Nowadays not being “venture scale” may be the best thing you could possibly be.