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Sandeep Murthy Of KPCB & Sherpalo Ventures, and Rajeev Mantri of Navam Capital On VCs & Tech Companies

Sandeep Murthy of KPCB & Sherpalo Ventures, in response to Sloka Telecom CEO Sujai Karampuri's comments on the apathy of Venture Capitalists towards technology componies:  Interesting discussion… here’s how I look at our business: As in all businesses, VCs will look to find ways to mitigate the risks involved in generating returns... a starting point for this is a need to understand the market that the entrepreneur is addressing... in understanding this market there needs to be an alignment of vision between the entrepreneur and the VC that the market has a need, the opportunity exists to disrupt in that market and that the chosen path is the best manner in which to disrupt. This is a large part of what the VC / entrepreneur dance is all about. I agree that Excel spreadsheets are not the metric for decision…

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