Thursday, June 08, 2006

Sand Hill Road

I took Interstate 280 to San Francisco last weekend. As I passed the Sand Hill Road exit, summer memories came flashing back. There were weeks during our fund raising period in which every single day included a trip to one or more venture capital firms on Sand Hill Road.

Back then, while racing Richard on the fifteen minute drive from Mountain View, I remember reflecting about this newly acquired routine. “Why am I making this daily pilgrimage to Sand Hill Road?” I wondered.

Willie Sutton, the bank robber, quickly came to mind. As Sutton is rumored to say when asked why he robbed banks, “because that's where the money is.”