Some Thoughts On The Y Combinator/Google Ventures Mess

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TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has written a very levelheaded and fair analysis of Paul Graham’s “Google Ventures” email leak and the media “he said, she said” that followed.

Gearing up for Disrupt, TechCrunch didn’t cover the “story”. Maybe we should have? I personally didn’t cover it because it seemed like there was no “there” there. The beef is best summed up by what Arrington writes here, “It is absolutely fine for a venture firm to offer whatever they want to a startup, and it’s absolutely fine for the startup to not accept that offer and move on.”

Arrington’s post, deliciously titled “Turning The Drama Down On Y Combinator V. Google Ventures” does a great job of adding context and nuance to press spin. Also, I never thought I’d see the day where the phrase “Turning The Drama Down” would make it into an Arrington headline.

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