from the take-that dept
Yesterday we pointed out how Bill Gurley was missing the point of his own column – that real entrepreneurs weren’t coming to him with ideas, because they didn’t feel they needed VC money yet. Today, another VC, Robert von Goeben, has an article about exactly that concept. He says that there are a number of underground entrerpeneurs working on a number of projects. He points out that a lot of the wanna-be entrepreneurs have gone back to their big corporations (or are trying to), and real entrepreneurs are back trying to figure out the next big idea – and they’re doing it without venture capital money. So, while there are many articles about the death of entrepreneurism that quote stats on how difficult it is to raise money, that doesn’t mean people aren’t starting companies.