20VC: Why The Best CEO’s Are The Best Capital Allocators, How You Can Build A Business In A Space You Are Not Passionate About & When Is The Right Time To Put The Pedal To The Metal with Josh Hannah, General Partner @ Matrix Ventures
1.) How Josh made the transition from founding Betfair and turning around eHow to becoming a General Partner @ Matrix?
2.) Josh took large amounts of VC funding with Betfair and entirely bootstrapped his 2nd business, eHow. How did the two experiences differ and how can founders determine whether to raise VC funding or bootstrap it themselves?
3.) Why does Josh believe capital allocation has gotten worse from founders over time? How does this affect the role of VCs as board members?
4.) Why does Josh believe that people are wrong to say ideas re worthless and it is all about execution? How does Josh approach the process of idea generation? How can this be optimised?
5.) Why does Josh believe, contra to conventional wisdom, that one can build a strong business in a space that you are not passionate about? What are the potential pitfalls that can be avoided?
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