What I really look for

Oct 24, 2012 Back to blog

most VCs talk about funding startups that "solve problems" for "big markets."

i mean, sure... but that's usually only clear in retrospect. 
so instead, i look for startups that:
are polarizing
do not require a pitch
nag you for days like a great movie or a crush
were started by founders that knew they had to start it
receive legal threats
are growing fast and no one can explain exactly why
are obvious once you get it
do one thing
are led by people you've never heard of
are led by people that have been written off
are led by people that others want to work with
are led by people who are going to go for it