“Over my 35 years in venture capital, people have often told me how easy the business looks. You just invest in a company, take them public and everybody makes a lot of money. They say. The truth is that happens on occasion but there are way more gut wrenching challenges than victories. It is easy to celebrate magnificent wins in a portfolio, but successful venture capitalists know that the real satisfaction comes from doing the hard work and long hours helping struggling companies become successful. This part of our business is not visible from the outside looking in.”