Human Capital Trumps Venture Capital

August 4, 2010 at 8:07 am Leave a comment

Venture capital is likely the most oft-cited figure for measuring the potential for a new business’ success, but research firm CB Insights aims to change that misconception in a new report measuring human capital–not venture capital. “When we ask venture capitalists what gets them excited about the young, emerging, and often unproven companies in which they invest, we never hear about deals and dollars,” reads part I of the report, released this morning. “Rather, the first answer is frequently ‘the team’ or ‘the founders.'” In their first-ever VC Human Capital Report, CB Insights attempts to apply the “same rigor we apply to our quarterly tally of deals and dollars to provide an objective, data-driven perspective into the people dimension behind the deals and dollars we so often read about.” Read the full story. (This is a very insightful read!)

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