The Best Time To Invest In Something Is …

At 18 minutes into this awesome talk that Fred Wilson did at MIT a few weeks ago, he finishes the statement “The best time to invest in something is ...”

… when nobody wants to invest in it but you.” He adds “And – you have to believe in it and know why.

Truer words have never been spoken about investing as, or in, VC. Just don’t forget the phrase “and – you have to believe in it and know why.”

Fred is one of my closest friends in the VC business and someone I’ve learned an amazing amount from him since first meeting him in 1996 when he was just starting to work with one of my male soulmates Jerry Colonna.

Watch the video. Listen carefully. Learn from his experience.

Fred – thank you for everything you’ve done for and with me over the years.


Also published on Medium.

  • Sebastien Latapie

    Such a good talk! That picture is gold 🙂

  • So true… that really jumped out at me when I watched yesterday. True for any kind of investing… even in people (you can help the most then, kinda goes with his VC-as-cheerleader theme) As always, thanks!

    • I agree that it applies to more than just VC. Replace VC with “Art” for example – applies 100%

  • what a great photo. everyone in it went on to do a VC fund!

  • Nichole Montoya

    Oh my gosh, I love that quote. Says it all.

  • Matthew Bellows

    Another brilliant quote from this talk: “Fucking up royally is good for you. If you take the time to learn from it.”