How To Truly Measure A Venture Capitalist’s Performance?

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Wall Street Journal: Andreessen Horowitz’s Returns Trail Venture-Capital Elite TechCrunch: AngelList wants to improve comparing VC fund performance with new metrics and calculator New Yorker: Is Venture Capital Worth the Risk? Trying to make sense of these headlines? The topic of VC returns has been written at length and could yield dozens of doctorate theses. This post is a primer on why it’s difficult, how timing matters, and which metrics to use. A) Why Difficult — Getting to true VC performance is notoriously difficult because of three key factors: 1) Private Markets — Some VCs will retain their shares in…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.