Kobi Samboursky talks about how Venture Capital firms should be involved in the day to day operations of the business

December 8, 2021 • 2 min read

Speaking to CTech by Calalist, Kobi Samboursky, our Co-Founder and Managing Partner, talked about how Venture Capital firms should be involved in the day to day operations of the business

Kobi shared his views in CTech’s exclusive Venture Capital firms survey conducted with the Poalim Hi-Tech and Calcalist Road Show event participants. The event brought together dozens of startups who pitched their venture to more than 20 leading Israeli investment groups and investors.

First, Kobi was asked about what is he looking for as an investor in an entrepreneur or a startup.

“It always starts with the founding team. They need to be brilliant, have the right experience and background, and be open to new ideas and direction. After that, the field comes second, and only after that comes the idea/product.”

Then he was asked about his approach to Venture Captial firms’ involvement in the management of the companies they invested in

“VCs should be involved in the day-to-day operations of the business. VCs should have a deep understanding of the pulse of the business and have the ability to assist the companies on their most strategic/critical issues, such as product-market-fit, hiring of key personnel, etc.”

“At Glilot, we like to develop real operational capabilities to help portfolio companies in all stages of their journey. This relates to HR as well. We have and are continuing to develop a hands-on ability to assist portfolio companies in HR issues.”

Lastly, he was asked about where will the solution to the HR crisis comes from

“I believe it’s going to be a mix of different solutions. Education is the best long-term solution. In the short run, remote R&D centers are the common solution. I believe that growing diversity and inclusion in our ecosystem is also a significant part of the solution.”

The full interview can be found here

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Glilot Capital Partners

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