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Lessons learned

I just discovered a wonderful lesson in self-awareness on Bessemer Venture Partners web site : their anti-portfolio. All the great companies they could have invested in – but didn’t.

I guess any venture fund is bound to have such missed opportunities. Not every fund, however, will reflect on them with as much humour :

Our reasons for passing on these investments varied. In some cases, we were making a conscious act of generosity to another, younger venture firm, down on their luck, whom we felt could really use a billion dollars in gains. […]

Whatever the reason, we would like to honor these companies — our “anti-portfolio” — whose phenomenal success inspires us in our ongoing endeavors to build growing businesses.

(via : Who has time for this ?)

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