A VC Perspective on the Life Sciences

Title: A VC Perspective on the Life Sciences
Date: 2008-05-28
Speaker: Beth Seidenberg (KPCB)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
The most important thing is leadership.
They look for companies serving large markets.
A sense of urgency is critical.
Being first matters. Being the best matters.
Intellectual property protection is important for life sciences and cleantech.
Know how to put financing together or know somebody who can help you.
Every company goes to the ICU at least once.
You have to be nimble to deal with crises.
Sometimes you need to be a psychologist and a therapist (when bringing great people into a company).
You don’t need to start out with business expertise. Find somebody who does.