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A place to stay
This is completely anecdotal.
There is simply no more important thing in the world than a place to stay.
If you’ve ever found a friend who was needed a place to stay you should know that if they are real and good people, you’ll always have a place to stay with them.
I’m not sure that every investor (especially my friends with a previous PE background) will know what that means. But my friends who have been broke, lost and couch-surfing like me will completely understand.
I was in a student venture fund in college as a “venture partner.” That means that you source, don’t get paid, but get to learn how sourcing works. I went to the same college as the Founding Partner and heard the same narrative at least 4-5 times a semester, “He sought out to raise this fund. Hopping couch to couch. Planning. Scrapping. Dedicated to the art and craft of venture.” As if this were his connecting emotional force to now-rich, previously-scrappy founders.
As an alum, and more importantly a grown, non-college adult - I get it. At least a little more than I used to.
I’m sure I’ll somehow aggregate all of the pieces of the lost-lost generation of college dropouts and, more importantly but something-I-don’t-have-true-experience-to-write-about, the young home-less.