vcs should want to hold early-stage companies more accountable

(TechCrunch) If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that VCs let their portfolio companies get away with a lot.

No balance sheet? No problem; here’s a $32 billion valuation. No proven product-market fit and your last venture cost investors billions? Here’s a check worth more than all Black founders raised in 2021’s otherwise record-breaking year. Cut a check for Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition when he’s never built in that space before and has a reputation for treating employees poorly, why not?

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