A recent Times article explains how entrepreneurs with a certain type of manic streak seem to get preference from Venture Capitalists.

Venture Capitalists seem to prefer entrepreneurs who have an elevated and expansive mood, who talk about their grandiose plans and who are just crazy enough to build their start ups, yet not be considered cases for mental counseling- in other words, they prefer hypomanics. New York Times describes how this hypomanic edge got Seth Priebatsch nearly a million dollar seed money from Highland Capital Partners to fund Scvngr, a social game that encourages users to explore places and do challenges in return for real-world rewards.

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