They seek founders who want to tackle fundamental challenges. People who identify with a problem or concern that’s kept them up late at night — broken tools, broken lines of communication, broken processes, broken boundaries of trust.
Sometimes this will require new skills; sometimes it will require different processes. Sometimes, it will require a completely new organization.
Whichever of these is necessary is ultimately beside the point, because there is just one result when the solution is in place and the naysayers have bought in to the vision: Things will simply be better.
Seed, Early Stage, Later Stage