Why You Shouldn’t Keep Your Startup Idea Secret

VC’s will either not like your idea, or else like it and possibly want to fund you.  They vastly prefer funding an existing team than taking an idea and building a team.  The one risk is if they have entrepreneurs they are working with in a similar area.  Most VCs have enough integrity to disclose this and let you decide how much detail to go into.

 

(Full post: http://cdixon.org/2009/08/22/why-you-shouldnt-keep-your-startup-idea-secret/


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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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