What should a VC be like?
Munjal Shah profiles some of the traits that he likes amongst VCs. Amongst them:
- Genuinely and aggressively support the entrepreneur
- High level of understanding of the business
- Be straightforward
- Ability to get into detail on the ground, rather than “armchair feedback”
Would love to hear about what else entrepreneurs value. From my own experience as an entrepreneur, the VCs ability to behave like a partner even when the chips are down was key.
Alok is a first generation entrepreneur, now in the venture capital business. Alok heads up venture operations for Canaan Partners
in India, with focus on internet, technology and BPO space. Alok is also a founding member of Indian Angel Network
- an organization comprising successful entrepreneurs looking to invest in seed stage businesses. Prior to this, Alok cofounded JobsAhead.com, a leading job portal which was acquired by Monster.com
. Alok is an active charter member of TiE Delhi
. Alok is a computer science graduate from IIT Delhi and, postgraduate from UC, Berkeley.
The views expressed on this site are personal views of Alok, and do not constitute an offical opinion of any company or organization.
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