Although I haven’t got there yet, I can relate to what Fred is saying here.
Firstly, I get a rewarding feeling every time I meet an investor who has a good story to tell… furthermore, my reward is delivered (almost) daily - being able to work on a project with the aim of disrupting (I live in hope!) - and, presumably, when my work produces a successful exit.
In the end any investors willing to back me and guide me will certainly share a lot of the (addictive) emotional reward that comes with the job
I just wonder if Fred feels a sense of reward even though if project has failed to produce a successful exit, after all, the team may take positives away from their experience and, from what the article suggests, it doesn’t seem to have affected investments ;)