Entrepreneurs as VCs
At Cultivation Capital, it is a point of pride that the General Partner team is a group of entrepreneurs with operating experience who have moved to the other side of the table. Experience in the trenches translates to realistic advising, a sense of urgency, and real value added to portfolio companies.
This recently published research paper shows that Entrepreneur VCs have better performance, especially among smaller firms. Admittedly, it is nice to hear someone else confirm what we believed when we started the firm.