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Ask an Open Source Venture Capitalist 118

Posted by Roblimo
from the Money-isn't-everything-but-having-some-never-hurts dept.
Richard Gorman, of Bay Partners, is a venture capitalist. Part of his job is to seek out and finance open source companies. He's not easy to snow technically; he has a Master's degree in Computer Science from MIT. And he's not easy to snow financially, either; he also has a Master's in Management. This is a golden opporttunity for all you budding entrepreneurs out there to find out exactly what a tech-hip, management-hip venture capitalist looks for in an open source-based startup. (As always, Slashdot interview rules apply.)
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  • Planning ahead (Score:4, Informative)

    by Rob T Firefly (844560) on Wednesday October 04, 2006 @12:58PM (#16308839) Homepage Journal
    What do you plan to do for a living after BubbleBurst 2.0?
  • by Neologic (48268) on Wednesday October 04, 2006 @01:22PM (#16309277)
    Actually, the fact that you're even asking this question shows that you're enough out of touch with the reality of the situation that you probably shouldn't be looking at VC funding at all.
    Actually, the fact he is asking the question shows he is in touch with reality- its a good question and one that comes from seeing previous examples of founders losing their companies.

    Speaking of reality, your statement shows that you probably aren't tactful enough to answer questions without slipping in some sort of insult.

    The vast majority of founders have never had to deal with VC before, which isn't too surprising as they have been busy forming a company. Its only natural that they will ask questions like this. Obviously, asking questions is a good way to learn more about dealing with VC's.

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