Ask a VC: Izhar Armory Defends Patents, Answers Reader Questions (TCTV)

Izhar Armory of Charles River Ventures was my guest on Ask a VC this week and he answered a host of reader questions including whether Twitter should be making money from celebrity Tweets, whether MBSAs aspiring to be entrepreneurs should drop out of school, what role academia still plays in the startup economy and why entrepreneurs today aren’t starting more substantial, life-changing companies.

But the bulk of the conversation was around the controversial concept of patents, particularly the way companies like Intellectual Ventures use them. Armory is on the board of Intellectual Ventures and explains the “misunderstood company.”

Video below.