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When’s the Right Time to Jump?

Josh McFarland, Greylock Partners

Josh McFarland, partner at Greylock Partners, draws on his time as a tech entrepreneur to illustrate that there’s no ideal time to start a company, nor do you need to hurry. He stresses the importance of having positive and enthusiastic people around when you decide to take the leap, and to be bold once things start falling into place and you’re forced to decide whether or not to risk it all. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear,” he says.