Missed opportunities

Via Dave Bacon, venture capital firm OVP has an amusing list of deals missed. For instance:

A guy walks into your office in the late 1980’s and says he wants to open a chain of retail shops selling a commodity product you can get anywhere for 25 cents, but he will charge 2 dollars. Of course, you listen politely, and then fall off your chair laughing when he leaves. Howard Shultz didn’t see this as humorous. And we didn’t make 500 times our money.

“Not investing in Starbucks in 1986″ should go into the regret index

14 thoughts on “Missed opportunities

  1. shellock

    Nice. I should show that to my sister she jsut got a job with a hedgefund / venture capital firm

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