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When You Want to Kill Your VC

October 28, 2006


Claude Ruibal, CEO of my portfolio company World Champtionship Sports Network has a good tip for all you entrepreneurs out there who want to kill your VC: request a private meeting at your house, insist your VC go on a “fun little mountain bike ride” and then take him (or her) on a death defying 18 mile ride from sea level to the top of the Santa Monica Mountains. Cardiac arrest certain to be accomplished along the way.

Yes, Claude did try this out on me, under the false pretense of “helping me train” for the triathlon he is forcing me to race in. He nearly succeeded, but, miraculously, I survived his murderous plot.

Picture, with very forced smile, below…



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  1. October 28, 2006

    I knew Mike was mentally tough, he has been an amazingly active and helpful board member. Its his physical toughness that surprised me. He is the kind of guy you want with you when you are going up a very steep hill!

  2. October 30, 2006

    Mike, get some better tyres, you’ll use half the amount of energy and go twice as far

  3. November 1, 2006

    Thanks mspoke. Claude provided the bike, and, as i suspected, was literally sandbagging me!

  4. Roy #
    November 4, 2006

    You are clearly straining to suck in your belly in that photo. Happy to see your portfolio companies keeping you in line!

  5. Fedochenko #
    January 2, 2010

    Классные мультфильмы бесплатно на Кинозоуне.

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