Why VCs Say ‘No’ 99% Of The Time

There is a story worth reading over on Vatornews with the above title.  I like the analogy the author uses:

We all say no 99% of the time
– I would guess that every one of you reading this blog have a stock portfolio with 5 to 10 individual stocks or mutual funds. There are more than 5,000 publicly listed companies to choose from, and another 5,000 mutual funds. But, out of 10,000 possible companies you chose 10 to invest in. Why? Why did you reject the other 9,990 companies? Obviously there are more than 10 good companies to invest in. Other investors chose to invest their money in the other 9,990 companies…why not you?