It’s the Partner, Not the Firm

 From my experience, picking the right partner is very important.  For example, in two companies I seeded, the same top tier VC firm invested in later rounds.  In one case the partner has been super helpful, and in the other case pretty much absent.  As I mentioned above, the partner’s influence within the firm also matters.  A influential partner can, for example, “pound the table” to do a follow on financing when you need it.  


Chris Dixon

Chris Dixon is an investor at Andreessen Horowitz. He was previously the Co-Founder/CEO of Hunch, Co-Founder of Founder Collective, and Co-Founder/CEO of SiteAdvisor.

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