Donut board meetings vs VC value add

 

A few weeks ago I moderated a panel at Tech Open Air. The topic was the shifting venture landscape and how entrepreneurs can navigate it. There are a bunch of new VC firms – some offer services some don’t; there are a bunch of old VC firms now offering a lot of services, some are sticking to their models, etc – what really matters to entrepreneurs?

My favourite part was when Yann from Atomico and Amit from Bessemer┬átalked about – and thankfully disagreed – about something called a “donut board meeting.” You’ll have to watch the video to find out what that is because I’m a little too lazy today to write it up.

And let’s all welcome Felix Petersen to the dark side.