Ben Black – Founder and CEO of Akkadian Ventures:
1. “Venture capital requires a level of trust that is unlike any other business because you find out your failures first before you figure out your wins. And if you want to press personal relationships and really put a lot of pressure on them, deal with failure together.”
2. Tune out the noise of others and focus inward before looking towards others for validation.
3. Starting and building a well known conference can be a lot of work, but it is a powerful way to build community and bring people together around a cause.