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This image is not what The Startup Curve looks like according to Paul Graham and Fred Wilson, VC and principal of Union Square Ventures.“To all those entrepreneurs whittling away in their offices trying to find out when to release their product to the market, I say “get on with it”. You are going to have to go on the roller coaster ride at some point. Might as well start now.” - Fred Wilson
(via A VC: The Startup Curve)

This image is not what The Startup Curve looks like according to Paul Graham and Fred Wilson, VC and principal of Union Square Ventures.

“To all those entrepreneurs whittling away in their offices trying to find out when to release their product to the market, I say “get on with it”. You are going to have to go on the roller coaster ride at some point. Might as well start now.” - Fred Wilson

(via A VC: The Startup Curve)

A VC: The Startup Curve

      

This is why you must go through the roller coaster ride. The wearing off phase is scary. The trough of sorrow is horrible. The crash of ineptitude is a near death experience. But without all of them, you can’t get feedback, you can’t learn what is just hype, and what is reality.

So to all those entrepreneurs whittling away in their offices trying to find out when to release their product to the market, I say “get on with it”. You are going to have to go on the roller coaster ride at some point. Might as well start now.

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson dissects Paul Graham’s startup curve and shares learnings from working with various entrepreneurs. Above, he shares insights on what separates the startups that succeed from those who flop.

(via The Startup Curve)

The Internet has become an integral part of everyday life precisely because it has been an open-to-all land of opportunity where entrepreneurs, thinkers and innovators are free to try, fail and then try again.

Ron Wyden, articulating the Freedom To Innovate Agenda

Sen. Ron Wyden: My Letter to the Internet

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For something like seventeen years, I have been investing in entrepreneurs who have had the freedom to innovate on the Internet. It has been a powerful life lesson for me. These people imagine something, they create it, and they are off and running building a business, hiring employees, generating cash flow. They ask nobody for permission. They don’t need any permits. They don’t need any real estate. All they need is a server (now rented in the cloud from Amazon and others) and a laptop or two and they are good to go.
“This founder’s great and it’s sure to be a money-maker but I hate what they do” are not words that have ever passed through my mind or over my lips.
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Markets come and go. Good businesses don’t.
- Fred Wilson

startupquote:

Markets come and go. Good businesses don’t.

- Fred Wilson