Managing the Tradeoff between Venture Partner and Financial Terms

Michael Cline, Accretive, LLC

Michael Cline, Founding Partner at Accretive Technology Partners, suggests that when fundraising, the venture partner is much more important than the financial terms. However, Cline qualifies this advice by suggesting that you pick a venture partner much like you would want your daughter to pick a husband. Not only does the commitment, capability and integrity of the investing partner matter but so does your importance to and relationship with the larger venture firm.