Tren Griffin @trengriffin I work for Microsoft. Previously I was a partner at Eagle River, a private equity firm established by Craig McCaw. I am on the board of directors of Kymeta. Jan. 25, 2020 1 min read

Vizzini: “That startup isn't profitable!"

Inigo: “You keep using that word profitable. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Lines from a proposed script for a sequel to The Princess Bride that were rejected because they were too technical. 

Miracle Max: "There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead, is slightly alive because the business can shed debt and other obligations in a Chapter 11 and hopefully be cash flow positive.”

Westley: “And our assets?”

Inigo: "Your brains and a moat."

Vizzini: “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders—the most famous of which is, ‘Never mistake a GAAP profit for cash flow’—but only slightly less well-known is this: Venture Capital has long been a trailing indicator to the NASDAQ. Venture capital is a cyclical business.

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