Running an internationally “distributed” venture capital team obviously isn’t a trivial matter: partnership is based on communication and trust, and it is hard to achieve both when on most days, you’re 10,000 kilometers apart from each other.
Beneath the big names, shiny buzzwords, and glowing “statistics”, in a dark corner of any company, there’s an activity in which the real value of the company resides. It is something that cannot be easily copied, faked, or artificially manufactured. You cannot just throw more money at it and make it grow. The company either
Many entrepreneurs believe that the business world is like a jungle. You’re either the hunter or the prey.
The Forgotten Question… Many times people, smart people, simply forget about it. It’s not small, and it isn’t big either. It’s elusive. And that’s why oftentimes, it simply goes unnoticed.
Where it all began? Believing that successful ventures “leave tracks in the mud” on their road to success, we’ve tried to understand: why do some companies whose product and business models are easy to replicate (Instagram, for example), receive remarkable “unicorn” valuations (higher than US$1 billion)?