Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Next Mark Zuckerberg

"There are a bunch of 19-year-old startup founders running around these days saying that they want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg. Some of them don't say it, but they're still thinking it. The reality is that if you want to get funding being 19 years old, you have to get traction and growth. That's what set Zuckerberg apart and that's still what it takes to get funded when you're that young. If you don't have a track record, it's too hard to tell whether you're going to give up and go back to school."

-- An associate who's fielding deals for a top tier VC fund, to me

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