Passion is a strong word, especially in the context of one’s work. It’s rare that you find someone who is passionate about their work.

But I’d say I’m pretty passionate about investing in startups. It’s the reason why I write this blog, spend most of my time thinking about how I can help our startups, respond as thoughtfully and quickly as I can to the requests of our founders, and am up-front in the feedback that I provide them.

And investing in startups is easier than building a startup.

So, for a founder to have a shot at building a successful startup, they need to be at least as passionate about building their startup as I am about investing in startups.

It’s rare that I come across a founder like this. But it feels great when it happens.

Also published on Medium.