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What Do Venture Capitalists Think About Young Entrepreneurs?

Mar 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
By Jason Mendelson

Q: With a number of great companies being born of ideas coming from a youthful group of entrepreneurs, how are investors reacting to twenty-somethings fresh out of college, with little to no professional experience, without a strong network of seasoned industry experience and with a inconceivable amount of life learning still ahead of them?

Assuming all else is favorable in an investors eyes, what are investors weary of and how can young entrepreneurs prepare for this? In addition, what advice to you have for the young person seeking to build a team of “time-tested, battle-hardened” professionals?

A: (Jason)  We think young-entrepreneurs are great.  In fact, we like spending time with the younger set so much that we are active mentors and investors with Techstars.  And certainly with our fund, we wouldn’t hesitate to fund a first-time entrepreneur with a great idea.

Read the rest of the story:  http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/post.aspx?bid=353&bpid=23165

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