I went to the New York Venture Summit this morning and someone mentioned to me, for the second time in a couple of days that since I'm the analyst at Union Square Ventures, I must be "doing all the work." Its always meant jokingly, and often that's probably true at different firms, but ever since I joined USV, its been a real surprise how collaborative the effort has been. Brad and Fred really roll up their sleeves--to the point where I probably have a pretty visceral reaction to that insinuation, even though its probably meant jokingly. These guys really get into the nuts and bolts of every deal... no outsourcing the due diligence to the analysts. I know a lot of firms probably say that, but here its really true. That's it... that's all I have for today. Its quite busy here... for all of us.
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