There are two major types of VCs and the list below summarizes the signals to help you differentiate easily:
“Manager” vs. “Coach” VCs:
Capture value vs. Add value
Evaluate teams (easily find imperfections) vs. Empower teams (know how to take the best out of everybody)
Associate with others’ success vs. Make others successful first
Rely on external opinion vs. Trust their gut
Take low-risk decisions vs. Take bold decisions
Look more into the past vs. Look more into the future
Follow trends vs. Lead trends
Understand the numbers vs. Understand the game
Achieve some returns vs. Become legendary
And a bonus one…
Most likely reside in the EU vs. Most likely reside in the US
Which type do you happen to meet more often?
Which of the funds you already know would you put in which category?
What else would you add to make the picture more clear?