10 skills you need as a VC

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  1. Finding companies that no one else can find

  2. Researching and analyzing companies to discover something about their business that no one else discovered

  3. Creating due diligence processes to mitigate risk under a high degree of uncertainty

  4. Constructing legal agreements to allow for edge cases and multifarious incentives

  5. Being a board member that strikes the balance between productive and meddlesome

  6. Creating exit options for companies

  7. Constructing portfolios of companies that match your institutional investors’ or family office risk profiles

  8. Raising funds from institutional investors or family offices

  9. Managing Limited Partners’ information requirements

  10. Hiring and training others to be great investors