When I back an entrepreneur, I especially like to find that rare combination of brawler and softie. Brawler = pugnacious, persistant, driven, opinionated. But so many people with attitude are just jackasses. (That doesn’t mean you can’t like their products, Uber…)
@objlphil is always ready for a tumble, defending underdogs everywhere. In this interview, he talks about the entrepreneurs and VCs he admires, how @scottkirsner gave him a big break, and his role in starting both the Unpitch luncheon for worthy startups and the charitable outpouring of the startup community after the Boston Marathon bombings.
And below, the picture discussed in the podcast wherein Phil described that landing the big funding round is just the start, not the goal, of the adventure. Enjoy!