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If you visit our Virginia office, you'll see this guy in the lobby on the coffee table.
Yes, he's impressive. But to understand why he is in Grotech Ventures lobby, one needs to read the inscription in his skull.
My partner, Joe Zell, found this treasure and brought into the office where we agreed -- it belongs in the lobby. Because in life and this business, there is great danger in getting "ahead" of oneself. We all have something to learn from each and every entrepreneur who comes to speak with us. And while we don't fund everyone, we do hope they benefit from the experience of speaking with us.
We're all former business operators at Grotech Ventures and we've raised venture capital ourselves. And in the process of raising venture capital, we had the frequent experience of meeting some "very, very, smart" VC's. We are committed to being great partners but we don't want to be "those" guys.
This little guy doesn't have a name, however, and he probably should .........