Eric Rosenfeld of Capybara Ventures on the Portland Technology and Innovation Scene | Xconomy

X: How would you sum up your investment philosophy?

ER: Beggars can’t be choosers. Oregon is sort of a secondary market. Every year, there are 10 or 20 companies that really deserve funding. We have to be kind of opportunistic here. If we can find an entrepreneur who really knows their technology and their market inside and out, they’ve been part of a larger company like Intel or HP, they’ve also been part of a startup, and they know which 20 customers they’re going to sell to first, because they’ve already worked with them and they know their pain, and they really have domain expertise, drive, ambition, and skills… We focus on the people

KDYKES: Tremendous perspective on how they select companies/teams to fund.

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