Why you should care
Because sometimes even the best of us miss a big opportunity.
Conway placed winning bets in the early days of startups such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, PayPal and Pinterest. His firm continues to focus exclusively on online companies, arguing that “software is eating the world.” OZY is proud to be among his current crop of investments. In Part One of his OZY interview, Ron Conway, one of Silicon Valley’s best-known angel investors, talked about how to screw up a pitch. In Part Two, Conway talks about the investment he most regrets passing on, and how another investment went from near-shutdown to big money in a matter of days.
As a bonus, see the clip below on whether Conway believes startups like WhatsApp are really worth more than companies like Delta.
This OZY encore was originally published April 2, 2014.