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

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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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