Friday, October 18, 2013
Former Bazaarvoice Exec Brett Hurt: VC Just Isn't For Me
Brett Hurt, the former founder of Bazaarvoice, has abandoned plans to be involved in a new, early stage venture capital fund he was organizing, Hurt+Harbach, he disclosed in a blog post Thursday. According to Hurt, he was losing sleep over the prospect of running a venture capital firm for the next 10-20 years of his life, despite success on the fundraising effort and preparations for the final paperwork on a first close of the fund. Hurt says he discovered that he just wasn't in love with the idea of being a venture capitalist. Hurt's partner in the new venture firm, Jeff Harbach, said that he's going to take a couple of weeks to figure out the next steps to move forward.