Entrepreneurs with a clarity of vision who are able to stand firm in their ideas despite being worn down by time and detractors are the ones who will succeed. If you are truly innovating, you will encounter many naysayers.
Venture capitalists see it all the time: Some founders can get pulled off track by time, reality, critics and even their own teams.
Often, founders can punch through this noise through the sheer brute force of repetition. Jenny Rooke, managing director at 5 Prime Ventures, says that she's seen this tactic work to positive effect.