Wednesday, January 17, 2018

It's a Great Time for Gray-Haired Founders

Do you question whether you are too old to start a global company?  Here's what Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz (2009), has to say about that.
It's a great time for founders who have a little gray hair. One trend today is toward building "full-stack" start-ups, who invent a technology and then use it to take on big incumbents in a market directly. This is a change from the past, when many founders focused on building tools that customers could use however they see fit. Andreessen says, "These full-stack start-ups are more operationally intense and tend to require more experienced founders and executives."
Oh, what are you waiting for?  Get going!  In the interim, catch a few more rare insights from Marc to start-up founders, including why his firm requires a warm introduction to a founder before investing, and why enterprise start-ups need to charge more for their products.

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