14 Apr '11, 2am

How big cleantech VCs can suffer from negative selection bias: One of the challenges for cleantech VCs, and fo...

Some good writing here Rob. Better than I could do. For some odd reason your description reminds me of a story in National Geographic where researchers came back to a man-made lake after 50 years and looked at how the fish were doing. They found the original species had split into three species separated roughly by body fat. The fattest fish hunted at the bottom, the medium in the middle and the slim at the top. Why on earth did this thought pop into my brain as I was reading your article? Can’t say…Random synapse perhaps… But my random thought sorta/kinda applies when you think about hunting in a comfortable territory. From the top it seems like a X fund should try hunting Y game but they don’t because why….Territory comes to mind. There’s a boundary condition that’s at work. I can’t tell you what it is but you’ve describe it in a couple of different ways. Dig into that b...

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