What Venture Capitalists Want             

What do Venture Capitalists and Angels look for in companies? The first is scale because it needs to get size or it won’t make any difference, says Wally Hawley, cofounder of InterWest Partners.

About Wally Hawley:

Wally Hawley is a co-founder of InterWest Partners (1979), one of the larger venture capital partnerships in the United States, formed to make equity investments in diversified U.S. growth companies. His prior experience includes seven years as President of SHV North America Holding Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of a Netherlands corporation, and seven years with McKinsey and Co. His current affiliations include Chairman Emeritus of the Advisory Board to the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Young Life; Board Member of Stanford Alumni Association; Advisory Board Member of Rosewood Venture Capital; and Director of several educational companies including several online companies .

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