From Rob Go
Since I posted my Seed VC Decision Tree, one of the most frequent requests I’ve gotten is to define what makes an “awesome founder”. I’ve hesitated to define this because I think evaluating founders is very subjective and I hate to make anyone think I have a particular checklist or profile of founder that I’m looking for. Since starting NextView, I’ve worked with founders of a wide variety of backgrounds, experience, and attributes. Many of these founders share some common characteristics, but if you put them all in the room, I think you’d be surprised at their differences as well.
But, I try to respond to my readers as best as I can, so here’s my best attempt. I think there are many dozens of attributes that awesome founders have, but here are the four that I find to be nearly universal: