Five insights from an ex-VC that are useful for entrepreneurs

Edited excerpt from Seven things I learned in venture by Sam Gerstenzang:

1. The winners always have something that looks hugely wrong with them.
2. The best way to become quickly knowledgeable is to find the right people and talk to them.
3. There is no template for success, and no one knows what works.
4. Big things growing really fast get really big, really fast.
5. There is a huge advantage to being right early on.

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