David Smooke

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What Makes a Venture Capitalist Tick?

Dear Hacker Noon Readers,

The mindful VC, Steve Schlafman, decoded the qualities of a great VC on Hacker Noon. And AngelList took the liberty of translating it into emojis:

🤔 Curiosity

👩‍🔬 Expertise

🚀 Passion

👩‍💻 Focus

🌐 Network

💵 Sales

✌️ Emotional intelligence

🦄 Conviction

What do you think? Are those the 8 qualities that determine a venture capitalist’s success? Join in on this twitter thread or email Stories @ AMIpublications.com about contributing a response on Hacker Noon.

In other venture capital news, John Biggs argued that the industry is about to be disrupted as the print magazine industry was in the late 1990s / early 2000s. In “The Coming VC Storm” he writes, “When the world is able to vote with their clicking fingers and money is as fluid as ether, we will find ourselves in a world where the long tail knows more and does more than the establishment ever could.”

When it comes to communicating with investors, the Founder Collective has got you covered with “A Fill-In-The-Blank Investor Update Template for Busy Founders.” Any backed founder could use this time saver.

Now onto the week’s next best 17 tech stories:

- R. David Dixon Jr.
- Daniel van Flymen
-John Cutler
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- Caroline McCarthy
- Adnan Rahić
- Guillaume Montard
- Febin John James. Read more about AI.
- Stefan Wolpers
- David Gilbertson
- Erik P.M. Vermeulen
- George Krasadakis
- Mitchel Lewis
- Sean Johnson
Lou Kerner
- Ash Rust
- Juan Buis
- The Byte

Until next time, don’t take the realities of the world for granted.

Kind Regards,

David Smooke, AMI

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