2004 Archive

December 30, 2004 » Self-Deprecating Venture Capitalists

From my buddy Scott Foehner: Check out Bessemer Venture Partners‘ anti-portfolio. Excerpts of some funny (and painful) missed opportunities:    (GFB) eBay: “Stamps? Coins? Comic books? You’ve GOT to be kidding,” thought Cowan. “No-brainer pass.”    (GFC) Federal Express: Incredibly, BVP passed on Federal Express seven times.    (GFD) Google: Cowan’s college friend rented her […]

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