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Differences between a VC and an Entrepreneur

Donna Novitsky illuminates the operational differences between a Venture Capitalist (VC) and an entrepreneur. She contrasts them from her personal experiences. She broadly talks about three differentiating operating nodes – strategy versus execution, technology versus team building and diversity versus singular focus. Novitsky mentions that a VCs judge markets, people and technology. An entrepreneur is an expert in a field and has to dive deep into operational aspects of the field and focus a lot of energy on building a strong team.