Top 10 Quotes by Mark Suster

Who is Mark Suster?

Mark is a Partner at Upfront Ventures, a VC firm. He’s been in the startup industry since 1997 and has vast experience in operations and investment roles. His experience gives him a lot to say about entrepreneurship.

Suser’s best 10 quotes (plus bonus quote)

  1. “The best way to make money in startups is not to start them.”
  2. “Don’t be afraid to pivot, but always be sure you know why you’re pivoting.”
  3. “Entrepreneurship is not about the things you know; it’s about the things you don’t know that you don’t know.”
  4. “Trust your instincts—they will serve you well as an entrepreneur.”
  5. “Start early, build relationships, and make them a part of your business.”
  6. “I believe that integrity and honesty are very important to most venture capital investors. Unfortunately, I don’t believe that they are required to make a lot of money.”
  7. “There are two types of people in the world: those who see a problem and those who see an opportunity.”
  8. “Choose your investors carefully. There are many bad investors out there.”
  9. “Passion isn’t enough. You need a set of innate skills that differentiate you from the thousands of others who set out on your similar journey.”
  10. “It’s not about having an idea; it’s about turning that idea into a reality.”

Bonus: The most important thing for an entrepreneur is to be resilient and never to give up.”

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