Want to know more about Michael Moritz? Google him! Without his early investment, Google might not be the household name it is today.
Moritz is a Silicon Valley venture Capitalist with Sequoia Capital. He’s a guru of selecting internet and technology companies in which to invest. Some of his early insightful investments were Google, Yahoo, and PayPal. He currently sits on the boards of 24/7 Customer, Earth Networks, Gamefly, Green Dot, Klarna, Kayak.com, LinkedIn, Sugar Inc and The Melt.
by Naomi Kokubo, editor of Founders Space
This is an age-old question. Nearly every VC out there has an opinion, and unfortunately, most of them are misguided. The majority of VCs believe you are born with it. But in reality, most people learn to become entrepreneurs.
In fact, all evidence points to the fact that you can make a successful entrepreneur with the right mix of education and guidance, and they do not come in any single mold. Graduating from Stanford and being under 20 is no guarantee of success. In fact, first-time entrepreneurs who are 40+ often have a higher rate of success, which makes sense, since they have a wealth of experience to draw upon.