Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

I’m not against MBA’s (I have one myself from University of Chicago and my lovely wife was graduated from Wharton).  Many of my best friends have MBAs. But as someone who is in charge of recruiting, I feel like it adds a ton to the expectations of compensation without adding any additional value to me as an employer.  I say this as somebody who recruited several Harvard, Wharton and similar MBAs at my first company (the one where I acknowledge that I made every mistake in the book).  I paid up for the diploma but can’t say that I saw better results.


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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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