MOT Faculty Member, Former Venture Capitalist: VCs Aren't for All Startups
A Star Tribune columnist summarizes the view of ex-venture capitalist and author Dileep Rao criticisms of the growing trend where startups chase for venture capital, something he states many of today's largest tech companies once avoided or were denied. Rao also criticizes the motivation for VCs to "gain disproportionate control and wealth for themselves and their investors, which leads them to drive companies to go public or sell to bigger firms." Rao teaches in the M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) program.