We got this video from Stanford Technology Ventures Program and it is Mark Suster on it, a Silicon Valley veteran - a man passionate about technology who was once on the cover of the Financial Times. Mark is now a VC and serial entrepreneur trying to teach us the lessons on starting a company saying “Being an entrepreneur isn’t sexy and while it does look rosy from the other side, it’s a lonely journey full of struggle and economic roller coaster ride”.
Mark also talks about some of the myths surrounding entrepreneurship and the standards of the Silicon Valley and the “Angel Investors vs. VC” comparison. Suster defies some of Silicon Valley's conventional wisdom “Race VC money if you really want to go with a rocket ship. Raising VC capital is worse than marriage.” Mark also shares his thoughts that “There is no a perfect age to be an entrepreneur. In fact it is easier, whey you are younger.”
Watch this video not only if you are coming from the Silicon Valley or you run a technology company. Although it is not about starting a manufacturing, mining or retail company, this video can help you realize what is it to be entrepreneur and what kind of challenges you are facing.
Your feedback on the topic is highly appreciated. Tell us, what is to be an entrepreneur from the emerging markets. Do you share the same values; do you encounter the same issues?
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