Serra Ventures has recently published the second part in a new white paper series on the topic of paradoxes that exist in entrepreneurship. The paper is a brief survey of 10 paradoxes. It’s an exploration of how paradox makes this particular “road less traveled” difficult to navigate but exhilarating, challenging and fulfilling at the same time. The nature of paradox demands the best from us. Our best creative thinking. Our best effort. And paradox dispels the notion of “one right answer” and “the best way to do things.”
In a recently published piece by Steve Blank, an accomplished VC, entrepreneurial guru and best selling author of The Four Steps to the Epiphany, he said "Venture Capitalists who are serious about turning their firms into more than one-fund wonders may want to have their associates actually start and run a company for a year."
At Serra, we couldn't agree more! Steve inspired us to author a new white paper in our continuing series on selected entrepreneurial topics entitled Made to Coach: Why the Best VCs are Former Startup CEOs.