Build a napkin sketch culture because the cost of failure at your start-up is paid in lost creativity
I am a sneakerhead VC and At the end of the day, my job was to work with extremely talented people to help them bring their vision to market. In my role at First Round I do the same thing. My years of addiction, of developing a curiosity and deep appreciation for the creative process and for discovering what a consumer really wants are paying off.
In my new role as an investor in the technology space, I make a similar distinction between inventors and innovators and while I love to meet with inventors, if you are not an innovator, it is unlikely I will want to be an investor. This post is about why.