If I’m honest, I don’t have what it takes to be a builder

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been working with some amazing builders. One guy was a three-star general at one point. One is in the US because his research is so far ahead of the AI ​​learning curve that the US State Department issued him an O-1 exceptional ability visa. One has a doctorate and a stack of patents to his name.

When you work at a VC firm, it’s not unusual to meet such amazing people. You will see a constant stream of people walking in with pitch decks, prototypes and résumés. VCs are on a never-ending quest to discover and invest in amazing startups, those rare gems that have the potential to disrupt markets, transform industries, and disrupt the hell out of everyone. see And if you are an aspiring startup founder, you may wonder if you have what it takes to attract such investment and thrive in the competitive startup ecosystem.

Unfortunately, what I’m seeing on the fundraising trail right now is that if you don’t have a perfect fit with the founder’s market, the fundraising difficult.

Of course, that got me thinking about my own startups. If I were to map myself against today’s fundraising standards, none of my startups would have a chance to raise money.

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