What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Venture Capitalists

Aaron Dinin, PhD
Nov 19, 2019 · 9 min read
VCs aren’t rockstars. They can just seem that way at conferences.

As a serial entrepreneur building venture-style tech companies, I spent the first decade of my career fetishizing venture capital. I’d follow VCs on Twitter like they were celebrities, I’d attend conferences if well-known VCs were speaking, and I’d brag to my fellow founders about pitch meetings at Andreessen and Sequoia and Benchmark. Despite not raising money from any of those firms, I’d…