Time to Rethink Venture Capital: Why the Industry’s Investment Paradigm Could Shift from Unicorns to ‘Rhinos’

Nowadays, venture capitalists like to follow a ‘grow-at-any-cost’ approach to create the next unicorn — while this approach can help VCs realize exceptional returns, it can also be counterproductive not only for VC firms but also for the industries in which their portfolio companies operate

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“The more that rumors spread about WeWork’s predatory tactics and odd culture, the more [WeWork] was courted by venture capitalists” — Charles Duhigg (2020)



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Nicholas Herold

Exploring venture capital 🔭 • Spotting innovative business models 🚀 • Writing about new developments ✍ • Enjoying fresh-made ramen 🍜