VCs ‘Anti-Portfolio’ Lists Are Mostly Performative BS

Why Investors Touting Their Mistakes Is Still Just Content Marketing

Hunter Walk
3 min readFeb 23, 2022

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“Ha you proved me wrong. I was too bone-headed to see it. Should have invested. Congrats!” That’s the tweet sent by the venture capitalist after a big IPO by a startup they decided not to back years earlier. Maybe there’ll even be a screencap of their pass email, or similar ‘proof’ that they were in conversation with the founders during their fundraises. Then you talk to said founders and they’re like, yeah, we never really…

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Hunter Walk

You’ll find me @homebrew , Seed Stage Venture Fund w @satyap . Previously made products at YouTube, Google & SecondLife. Married to @cbarlerin .