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Taking Risks that Others Wont Take?

Fund: Khosla Ventures

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-05

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With so many investments and so few partners its hard to see how KV adds any value. Science experiments (read 'early stage ventures') need hands on support from partners with relevant domain expertise. Read the CV's and there is none of that here. An occassional and casual board appearance simply doesn't cut it. And when the early valuation gets driven into the dirt (wait till you negotiate with KV) there is little equity left to make founders want to get out of bed each day.

Here is a greedy and thinly spread strategy that simply doesn't work. With no successes and now using Calpers pensions to throw good money after bad seems so disrespectful to those hardworking Americans whose lifetime saved pensions were so hard won.

Adding value to an investment requires so much more than simply creating hype.

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