The talented Georges Doriot by Christina Pazzanese

TL;DR - Georges Doriot left a lasting impact on the venture capital industry through his vision.

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Tags - Doriot, venture capital, Harvard Business School, ARD

Questions answered:

  • What is Doriot’s background?
  • What wartime innovations did Doriot oversee?
  • What was Doriot’s vision for the venture capital industry?


  • Doriot founded the American Research and Development Corp in 1946, the first VC open to public investors.
  • Doriot’s vision revolved around helping entrepreneurs succeed in the long run, not making a quick profit.

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