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How come VCs are... jerks?

That was a question posed to me by a new analyst at a venture capital fund. Admittedly, I finished this person's sentence after their long pause... but the word "jerks" was agreed to as the direction they were taking the question. While there are lots and lots of really kind, generous people working in venture capital--the recently retired Howard Morgan, Hunter Walk, Brad Feld, and Karin Klein for example--it's really tough to argue that there isn't widespread jerkery.
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