A lot of people have been asking me why I am leaving the venture capital world to begin a difficult and uncertain life as an entrepreneur. It’s simple – I want to make awesome stuff. I taught myself the basics of coding and was accepted into Hack Reactor, a coding bootcamp that runs 6 days per week and ~12 hours per day.
I want to point out that Venture Capitalists are an essential component of the startup ecosystem and my departure from VC is due to the fact that I want to be a builder. Without Venture Capitalists, early stage founders would have a much more difficult time raising funds, exits would be far fewer, and many of the most interesting tech companies would likely never have existed.