Mark Suster is a 2x entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of VC. He joined GRP Partners in 2007 as a General Partner after selling his company to Salesforce.com.
He has created a series on what makes an entrepreneur. Here are the first 3 of 11 posts in this series.
1. Tenacity – the most important attribute of an entrepreneur is never being willing to give up.
2. Street Smarts – getting out and understanding customers is far more important than book smarts or computer research.
3. Ability to Pivot – it’s not good enough to be tenacious and smart. You also need to be sure you have a great product/market fit and that it is a big enough market to make money. The best entrepreneurs fine tune their product and their business model until they find this groove.