Just as the banks of the XIX and XX centuries fueled the growth of industrial businesses, today venture firms are financing and facilitating the growth of a technology-enabled economy.
We ask entrepreneurs, "why are you the best team to execute on this vision and win this market?" Just being the one who came up with the idea is not enough for success.
I look at the founder and think – is this the person I’m ready to spend the next five years of my life with, hand in hand?
Successful CEOs always deliver, even on most difficult tasks. It may take longer, may take more capital, but it gets done. Watch Elon Musk.
A founder needs to do two things: hustle; assemble a great team and make them hustle. Startups don’t have the inertia of large organizations; the contribution of every person really matters.
We have literally no limitations. If there is a company and a founder we believe in, we’ll find the right structure and terms for the deal.
We love companies that go global. If the business model is right, you can most probably do the same thing in every country in the world.
Our team comes from diverse markets and backgrounds. We know what it means to be global and can help you with international expansion.
European companies are often blamed for lack of innovation. For me using geographical arbitrage a.k.a. “copycats” is just fine. Building any company is hard, no matter where an idea comes from.
Israeli companies are starting to realize that between Israel and US there is a European market. It is as interesting and as big as the US one.
Online businesses can dominate particular market niches and enjoy abnormal profits as the result. After all, isn't Google a monopoly? I’m most excited about tech businesses that change the life of many customers and become household names.
I'm a practicing triathlete, trying to squeeze running, cycling and swimming between conference calls, pitches and meetings.
The most difficult thing is to invent the new things.