“There is a big debate in the venture capital world about whether the winner of the race is the best horse or the best jockey. The horse is the idea. The jockey is the management. A lot of VC’s bet on jockeys. But a fair number tend to bet on the horse. Just give me a big idea where the timing is right and an opportunity that's unstoppable and huge.“
Peter Wendell is the founder of Sierra Ventures, a Menlo Park, California technology-oriented venture capital firm. He has served on more than 25 corporate boards of directors, including more than 10 public company boards. Peter also co-teaches “Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital,” a popular course at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, with former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and has held a faculty appointment at Stanford since 1991, teaching more than 2,000 Stanford MBAs.
Peter first began to informally advise the advisory principals in 2003, later taking on a senior adviser role and joining the board of directors. He recently completed his trusteeship at Princeton. A big and early proponent of SaaS, Peter believes we’re still only at an early stage in exploring artificial intelligence and the good it could do for the world.
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