As venture capitalists, we meet a lot of people who talk to us about quitting what they do today, to do something they are passionate about tomorrow. The reality is that many people let dreams remain dreams - they never take the leap into entrepreneurship.
Occasionally we watch people actually go for it “all in”. For this we have the utmost respect. To prove we "get it" even as investors, we have documented our entrepreneurial journey. We did it so we would never forget and so that we could show our humility and appreciation for the path and lessons of an entrepreneur.
How do you start? That’s easy, you pick a simple task and you do it. Pick a name, create a logo, or rent an office – anything.
When do you start? Right now. If you have it in you, you start right now because there is no perfect time. Just big balls.
How do you keep going? It will get hard, tough, and seemingly impossible. Now this is the only question that real matters. And here is the only answer that matters - Passion & Grit.
Passion & Grit - the recipe for never giving up. Zero to hero stuff. Those that want it more, work harder and those that work harder eventually win. You can’t beat somebody that just won’t give up. Not to mention that the harder you work the luckier you get.
However the secret to greatness requires more than just perseverance against adversity. It requires a contagious level of energy and fun. This way you infect others along your journey.
Six years ago we recognized a massive new technology wave was coming – the Industrial Internet of Things or, as we call it, the IIoT. Four years ago we started McRock to get ready for it. One year ago we succeeded to launch a venture capital fund. Today we have $65 million under management and we are just getting started. We are passionate about entrepreneurs and building companies. We are excited about how profoundly the world will change in the digital industrial era. We hope this might inspire you today - McRock On.