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Should investors bet on the horse or jockey?

Should investors bet on the horse or jockey?

Should investors bet on the horse or jockey? June 18, 2013 by Guest Contributor By Piyush Chaplot, venture capitalist Image: Paul Camera Besides the usual screening process, every investor I have met so far also has an unwritten methodology known as the “gut feel”. It is difficult to admit but investing is as much an art as it is a science. Partners of the same firm who would follow the same technicals sometimes differ from each other when taking an investment decision. What exactly is that gut feel? I think it is the Big Data analytics derived by the super computer in our head by scouring through years of varying experiences. I was looking back at my experiences and how my gut feel has evolved over the years. Do I tend to invest in a good idea or a good founder? It’s the age old question that every investor has in mind: Bet on the horse (idea) or the Jockey (founder)? Bef...

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