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If Shakespeare Were a Venture Capitalist

Jamie Wong
Jan 12, 2015 · 1 min read

“All the world’s a (seed, early or growth) stage, and startups merely players. They have their exits and their pivots; And one company in its time plays many parts.”

“For the rain it raineth every day because I make it rain.”

“Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better. Those are my favorite kinds of deals.”

“To seed, or not to seed: that is the question.”

“O, had I but followed the arts! I would have not my Tesla but a Ford.”

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them. We look for founders that possess all three.”

“O Unicorn, Unicorn! wherefore art thou Unicorn?”

“Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ the soylent of human kindness.”

“As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words and 10x returns within five years. $AMZN”

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none, unless it disrupts an inefficient industry.”

“Listen to many, speak to a few — that’s what Associates are for.”

“This above all; to thine Limited Partners be true.”

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