While Moe Kermani factors in business plan and broad market opportunity when evaluating entrepreneurs for Vanedge Capital, there’s a more pressing quality to his estimation.
“We invest in people,” Kermani said of the Vancouver-based early stage VC fund. ““What I look for is do these people have the analytical thinking skills, the fire in the belly, and really the commitment and determination to succeed?”
In this video interview with Rob Woodbridge of UNTETHER.tv, Kermani explains that personal integrity weighs heavily in that personal evaluation, as an indication of how entrepreneurs will respond when their company hits a bump in the road.
“The business of investing is like getting married,” he said. “It’s based on integrity and a relationship of trust.”
Watch the full interview on UNTETHER.tv.