“It’s hard to be a disrupter and not be an asshole.”
This, according to an early investor in Uber who was talking about Travis Kalanick, the company’s CEO. The quote appeared in a recent Vanity Fair profile on Kalanick by Kara Swisher.
Is this the newest thing in VC pattern matching?
We’re not in the business of opining on such matters so we put the question to our 48k newsletter subscribers (subscribe here – it’s free and awesome) of investors, acquirers, bankers, etc. on whether there was any truth to the ‘a-hole disrupter’ theory.
Here’s the results. If you’re curious, more of our newsletter subscribers think we’re heading for a tech bubble.
Here are the results of the asshole poll.
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