I often hear VCs give advice to founders saying things like they “should not optimize for valuation.” On the flipside, they will talk about their % ownership targets in the companies they invest in at various stages.
It’s a strange phenomena.
The VCs that a founder is ultimately negotiating with are giving advice, and in many cases, founders seem keen to take it without realizing or reflecting on the fact that their interests may sometimes, but not always, be aligned.
A big part of this seems to be driven by the “founder-friendly” VC marketing campaign which has positioned VCs as your friends (and not just your financiers).
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