Text from a discussion with David Sze
“There are a couple of observations [the Greylock team has] found when we look at our deals: if everyone hates the deal, it’s probably not a great deal. That tends to be pretty predictive. If everyone loves it: that’s actually not the best result either. The best result actually comes from where there is a strong advocate and a set of domain experts that are pushing for it. The deals that have that dynamic are the investments that actually end up being the best.”
See this interview by Semil Shah with David Sze on what (surprising) factors make a strong investment.