On/Off relationship between politicians & founders

Tech founders and tech investors are regularly surprised by the sudden interest of politicians that is bestowed onto our scene like clockwork — every 4 years. Can you (tech entrepreneurs and tech investors) still remember the numerous inquiries and visits from politicians in 2013 and 2017?

Fall 2021 is coming

4 years will soon be over again and the next federal elections are coming up in the fall. That’s why I would like to encourage you to take a critical look at the motivation of these politicians.

Don’t waste your time

In a few weeks, numerous top politicians and backbenchers will try to get a piece of the dynamic and innovative image of the startup scene through photo opportunities, visits to startups, participation at startup conferences. Your time and resources are very limited in a young company. So, consider whether it makes sense for you to showcase yourself and your company.

  1. What does the party’s platform say about digitalization, cutting red tape, education, innovation, foreign labor, etc.?
  2. If you agree to act as the figurehead, make sure to have your political wishes ready. You won’t get better access to communicate your ideas than in an election year. MAKE IT COUNT!!

Venture Capital Investor and Managing Partner @capnamic, former repeat entrepreneur — focusing on B2B tech startups.