Technically Speaking

Rex Dixon – Professional BlogCaster

Entrepreneur goes VC and VC goes Entrepreneur

Posted by rexdixon on December 12, 2006

Confused? I’m not, but that’s because I’m writing this. It ties in well, just read.

First off 4foundersfund.pngThe Founders Fund has hired ex-Napster co-founder, one of the Hardy Boys! Okay, it’s Sean Cassidy, uhm, no it’s Sean Parker. Or is that Peter Parker? Hey I have to have a bit a fun right?

Yes, I think the decision is a wise one. Why you may ask? Because 4seanparkerpic.pngSean Parker has “real world” startup company experience. As this article points out, Sean has basically “been there, done that”. I feel that experience beats a ton of things hands down. One is of course lack thereof. Experience. It will show up in what you do and who comes to you where you work. If you are the man, people naturally come to you with the questions they are seeking from their version of yoda. That of course in this case is what The Founders Fund is hoping to have in Sean Parker. At 27 years old, he has had allot of “been there, done that” already.

Now, what about the other side of the coin. The VC who came straight from school, never to really have started a company. It appears that according to this article, there are a bunch of VC’s going out on their own these days. I believe it’s a good thing, and when they decide to become a VC again, they will know what they are doing.

Technically Speaking, I killed two birds with one stone there.


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