This article reviews the primary roles of venture capitalists and relays key management advice from Silicon Valley VCs normally reserved for their portfolio firms.
Mark V. Cannice, PhD
Mark V. Cannice, PhD, is Department Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation with the University of San Francisco School of Management. Dr. Cannice writes the quarterly Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index Research Report (Bloomberg ticker: SVVCCI), and has been a Visiting Professor with the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Peking University. He founded his own company, Pacific Business Development, Inc., and served nine years as a U.S. Naval Officer. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from Indiana University Kelley School of Business, an MBA from USF, and a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis).