Colin Cahill’s Venrock Diagram

Colin Cahill swears he didn’t grow up wanting to be a life science venture capitalist. But you would think he had planned it from his very first job cleaning glassware. His path from there to Venrock may appear linear after the fact, but at the time it was based on serendipity plus a hunch he should stay close to both science and business for as long as possible.

In this episode, Colin deconstructs some of the great VC mysteries:

How do they decide which deals to do, since “there’s no rules-based decision paradigm for venture investing”?

Why, when other VCs have run screaming from med devices, has Venrock retained its breadth?

And what does “falling in love” mean when a venture capitalist says it?


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