Creating the Future of Work from Inside the Trenches

Does Operational Experience Make You a Better Investor and Entrepreneur?

Published on April 8, 2019 by Clint Chao, Moment Ventures


They say that in order to be an effective VC, it’s important to have operational experience. I’m not sure if that’s entirely true, as Fred Wilson makes a strong argument that some of the industry’s most successful investors (including himself!) have zero operational experience and thrive because of it. But I certainly find great value in having it, as I often dig into my bag of in-the-trenches experiences at the companies I worked for earlier in my career while trying to help the entrepreneurs in our venture portfolio.

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