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Famous founders and investors: A blessing or a curse?

27/09/2014

Biz Stone launching Jelly, Sean Parker launching Airtime, Ashton Kutcher investing in your company, Ray Ozzie launching Talko. (...)
Biz Stone launching Jelly, Sean Parker launching Airtime, Ashton Kutcher investing in your company, Ray Ozzie launching Talko. Having a world-famous, previously successful, founder or investor doesn’t give you any guarantees of success. In fact, I’m starting to suspect that once the extra attention you get for being able to name-drop someone famous, it will work against you. People love supporting the romantic idea of a young entrepreneur hacking away on a genius product from a garage. That’s the dream you want to support. A millionaire team with seemingly unlimited resources that can throw a luxurious launch party and afford to hire the best designers? You’re... This story continues at The Next Web The post Famous founders and investors: A blessing or a curse? appeared first on The Next Web. Biz Stone launching Jelly, Sean Parker launching Airtime, Ashton Kutcher investing in your company, Ray Ozzie launching Talko. Having a world-famous, previously successful, founder or investor doesn’t give you any guarantees of success. In fact, I’m starting to suspect that once the extra attention you get for being able to name-drop someone famous, it will work against you. People love supporting the romantic idea of a young entrepreneur hacking away on a genius product from a garage. That’s the dream you want to support. A millionaire team with seemingly unlimited resources that can throw a luxurious launch party and afford to hire the best designers? You’re... This story continues at The Next Web The post Famous founders and investors: A blessing or a curse? appeared first on The Next Web.
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