Are you a Stanford student interested in enrolling in MS&E 472: The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar? Check out our course FAQ!

Talk Openly About Risk and Reward

Dana Mead, KPCB

According to venture capitalist Dana Mead, if you come in for a meeting, “don’t be afraid to talk about what the risks are.” Mead asserts that venture capitalists deal with risk all the time, so entrepreneurs make a mistake in presenting rosy pictures for growth and revenue, without presenting a balanced picture that includes risks around a new venture.