Elizabeth Yin: “15 Annoying Things that VCs say or ask (and how to think about them)”

By Elizabeth Yin (@dunkhippo33), co-founder and General Partner at Hustle Fund.

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Today’s blog post is all about the annoying things that VCs commonly say or ask. I did a call out on Twitter this week and these are the VCisms that the crowds have bubbled up as the most annoying things out of a VC’s mouth.

1) What if Google Builds It? (@pravesh)

This one was cited a LOT by many people on Twitter in various forms! There were variations — e.g. substitute Google with Amazon or Facebook or any other big company.

Admittedly it’s a valid question — what if the 800 lb gorilla in your space does copy you? What is your edge? How will you win?

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