Is Strategic Money an Oxymoron?

When people refer to a strategic investor they are usually talking about an investor that comes from the industry you serve as opposed to an independent venture capital investor.  I put strategic in quotes because they are often anything but “strategic” and thus the term can be an oxymoron. Many serial entrepreneurs who have been burned would use something less kind than quotes.


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Mark Suster 

Mark Suster is a 2x entrepreneur and an investor. He joined Upfront Ventures in 2007 as a General Partner after selling his company Koral to He focuses on early-stage technology companies. 

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