Does Venture Capital have an Ego Problem?


Venture capital is not exactly known for its humility. With the explosion of new firms accompanied by the next generation of managers, there is an opportunity to change this image. A chance to turn VC into something more humane and approachable. But is the industry’s long feedback cycles and personal brand building (without cash returns) turning emerging managers egocentric almost by default? Let’s unpack why it seems so hard to keep your ego in check when you are funding the future.As someone who entered the industry recently, I’ve experienced the ego trap first-hand. Does Venture Capital have an Ego Problem?

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