I Was 10 Years Ahead…Or More Alarmingly, The Greater-Fools Were 10 Years Behind

Just today,  I received an article, written three days ago by Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint Ventures in Menlo Park – California, from an investor-friend with the short title “You were 10 years ahead…”

I was, after all, the first coining and describing the subpriming of venture capital more than 10 years ago and feverishly harping on how when the theory that determines what can be discovered (Einstein) is broken, and thus the purview and quality of discovery will be broken.

As a result, for the last 10 plus years, we have attracted mind-numbing innovation with minimal, if not negative, socioeconomic impact on humanity. We should be ashamed of ourselves, letting the idiocracy on stilts carry on for this long, with the world mindlessly embracing and copying the subpriming of the theory of venture capital.

I blame the delayed recognition of the state of venture capital, I first conceived in a formal presentation in 2010 and since updated, on the misplaced admiration of a cunning pump-and-dump scheme. A scheme unable to produce regenerative socioeconomic value to humanity and eventually reaching the last of the greater-fools in the chain; the innocent public. The public having been left with valuations not living up to value and losing their hard-earned savings.

Again, I echo the sentiment of Winston Churchill

The United States is an amazing country with the ability to change, but not until it has exhausted all other options not to. — Winston Churchill

A wonderful opportunity lies ahead, to invest countercyclical and prime in venture instead. For when the greenfield of technology innovation to serve the world is wide-open, and plenty of dry powder is available, it is the “marriage counselor” between the assets of entrepreneurs – ideas – and the assets of limited partnersmoney – we refer to as venture capital that is, indeed, in dire need of reinvention to produce outcomes the real world cares about.

Eventually, the world too will have to wake up from the self-induced sleep of reason.

Let me tell you how.

The sign of an intelligent nation is its willingness and ability to reinvent itself, upstream. Let’s inspire the world with new rigors of excellence we first and successfully apply to ourselves.

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