The Four Tenets of Conscious Capitalism

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Kent recently became the seventh certified Conscious Capitalism consultant globally. EO asked Kent how entrepreneurs can embrace the tenets of Conscious Capitalism. I also believe that Conscious Capitalism offers an alternative that can align business with people, profit and the planet.

Innovation In Capital Markets

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

And here we are, with a 24×7 global marketplace for crypto assets that has a market capitalization of over half a trillion and daily volumes in the hundreds of billions. This pales in comparison to the legacy capital markets, but that is always the case with a new entrant on the scene. The legacy capital markets are not sitting still. So if you want to see the future of capital markets look here , not there.

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Accelerating Working Capital

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As policy makers around the world seek to mitigate the economic shock from this pandemic, one less obvious but powerful place to look are working capital flows. We also need our capital markets to work so actions like the Fed is taking are necessary and important. Yes we do need direct relief for small businesses like the forgivable PPP loans. We also need things like payroll tax deferrals and other relief from the CARES Act.

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

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Fundamentally venture capital is about human capital. In the end I know the only true differentiator in venture capital is the company you keep. Venture Capital is a people business. Venture Capital is About Human Capital was originally published in Both Sides of the Table on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

The Future of Corporate Venture Capital

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How has corporate venture capital changed? The post The Future of Corporate Venture Capital appeared first on 500 Startups. All International Investor Education Venture Capital InvestingThe following is an excerpt from 500’s CVC report. In the decade since the Great Recession, we have seen digital upstarts – taking advantage of disruptive technologies from AI to IoT – reshape the economy and the corporate pecking order.

5 Things VC Associates Wish Founders Knew Before Their Call

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The venture capital screening call is an important step to get right in due diligence. To get to partners, often you’ll have to go through the associate first.

Women entrepreneurs find success despite lack of access to investment capital

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Despite the growth in women-owned businesses, venture capital is still funneled to mostly male-owned businesses. of venture capital funds went to women-owned businesses in the U.S.

An Invitation to Explore and Adopt “Capitalism With Care”

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Is COVID-19 the catapult that will vault us into a new era of Capitalism With Care ? During the Great Recession of 2008-10, Kent guided dozens of CEOs and their companies successfully through the crisis and positioned them to capitalize on the economic expansion that followed.

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

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On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? ’ But do you want to start a relationship with your most important supplier – that of capital to fuel your business – by avoiding talking about his or her expectations in terms of rights or privileges? How about you close your first capital (say $500,000) and put in the docs that you have up to [90] days to raise an additional $1 million at the same price at your discretion. This week.

Lessons from a Diverse Venture Capital Portfolio

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The diversity is the direct result of our mission—to build the most accessible venture capital fund in NY. When you conflate hyperbole for ambition and realism for lack of aggressiveness, you will ultimately wind up shutting out a lot of groups from the game of risk seeking capital and opportunity. Brooklyn Bridge Ventures , the pre-seed and seed stage VC fund I run in NYC, has invested in 64 companies in the last six and a half years.

Is there a creed in venture capital?

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Although “This is the way” emerged as the show’s quotable soundbite, there is another line that’s more relevant to venture capital and corporate innovation: “ You’re changing the deal.” Column Private Equity Startups Venture Capital EC Column The Mandalorian

5 Ways to Raise Capital for Your New Business

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Below, you will learn about the importance of raising capital, and how it plays a vital role in the success of your startup. You will also discover five of the best and most reliable ways to raise capital for your business. Raising capital for your new business.

Staging Capital: Angel Follow-on Theory

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Most startup companies have a continuous need for funds to help grow the business. You will hear the term “Follow-on” as a frequent catchphrase for this type of investing. For example, it’s common to hear one investor say to another, are you planning on “following-on” in this round?

A Guide to Venture Capital Funding video game startups

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startup gaming fundraising video-games-industry venture-capitalI often get requests from early stage video game-related startups asking for intros to investors who invest in games. In the past, there… Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

Finch Capital acquires Wirecard Turkey

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Finch Capital , the early-stage fintech VC with a presence in London and Amsterdam, is acquiring Wirecard Turkey, a subsidiary of Wirecard, the disgraced fintech out of Germany. Europe Fundings & Exits Startups TC Finch Capital wirecard

You Become Wealthy by Owning Capital

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Ownership is what creates wealth Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship money work finance

How To Raise Venture Capital (When You Have Zero Connections)

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entrepreneurship venture-capital angel-investors startup foundersBradley Davis shares tips on fundraising for startups, including cold outreach tricks & advice on building a network from scratch. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

Oklahoma’s startup ecosystem ensures capital continuum for emerging ventures

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All critical success factors — but not make-or-break in the same way capital is to a startup company. Capital (or the lack of it) can force a go/no-go decision like no other factor in a young firm’s critical path. News capital entrepreneurs Scott Meacham startup ecosystem startups TBF

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

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There was an explosion in number of startups both because it was cheap and there was tons of available capital. The other major trend of 2012–2015 was the entrance of “non VCs” into late-stages of venture capital , which mostly consisted of hedge funds, mutual funds, corporate investors, sovereign wealth funds and even LPs doing direct deals. Be thoughtful about from whom you raise capital.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

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Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it. Looking ahead at the next decade I am excited by what I believe will be viewed as one of the best and most rational investment periods for venture capital due to seven discrete factors: 1. The most successful of these businesses will still need venture capital to scale their businesses. The number of venture capital funds has shrunk by two-thirds.

Techstars and HBCUvc Launch 10-City Startup Weekend Tour to Promote Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

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October 2, 2019 – Techstars , the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and HBCUvc , a nonprofit fellowship program providing Black and Latinx students with training and mentorship in venture capital, today announced the launch of a joint 10-city Startup Weekend tour across the country. This partnership will directly impact those who choose a career in venture capital and those who become entrepreneurs. WASHINGTON, D.C.

Ribbit Capital leads $26.7M round for Brazilian fintech Cora

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million in a Series A round led by Silicon Valley VC firm Ribbit Capital. Kaszek Ventures, QED Investors and Greenoaks Capital also participated in the financing, which brings the startup’s total raised to $36.7

Ten Realities of Taking Venture Capital Money

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If you take venture capital money. 3) You will almost certainly take more venture capital money after that. 8) There are smaller exit opportunities you will not be able to take because your capital structure makes them financially unattractive. Venture Capital & Technology 1) You increase the chances that you may not be CEO of your own company one day--and that also might be the best thing for its long term success.

Unlimited Capital

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This post on the WeWork IPO ends with the following observation: In fact, I would argue that the WeWork bull case and bear case have more in common than it seems: both are the logical conclusion of effectively unlimited capital. I don’t think there is unlimited capital. If that were the case, every idea, every startup, every person would be able to get the capital they need/want. Will capital availability dry up like it normally does?

Venture Capital Q&A Session

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We received so much positive feedback from our This Week in Venture Capital show walking through valuation calculations & term sheets that we decided to do a Q&A show this week to address topics that entrepreneurs want to learn about. In fact, far better if you haven’t raised venture capital. But to the question – it is much EASIER to sell your company if you’ve never taken venture capital.

A Deep Dive into What Has Really Changed in Venture Capital

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I’ve heard a lot of people question whether there is too much money in venture capital chasing too few great deals. “We’re Others believe that new business models are emerging that could replace venture capital all together. Every year I try to answer the question of “what has changed in the Venture Capital industry” and this year my colleague Chang Xu and I took a deep dive through the data and called many of our peers for confirmation.

Cybersecurity startup Panaseer raises $26.5M Series B led by AllegisCyber Capital

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million in a Series B funding led by AllegisCyber Capital. Existing investors, including Evolution Equity Partners, Notion Capital, AlbionVC, Cisco Investments and Paladin Capital Group, as well as new investor National Grid Partners, also participated.

SoftBank-backed Volpe Capital raises $80M to invest in LatAm

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Today, Volpe Capital announced the $80 million first close of its fund targeting high growth technology investments in Latin America. We are happy with our first deal and will take capital preservation in consideration.

Bibit raises another growth round led by Sequoia Capital India, this time for $65M

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Four months after leading a $30 million growth round in Bibit , Sequoia Capital India has doubled down on its investment in the Indonesian robo-advisor app. Indonesian robo-advisor app Bibit raises $30 million led by Sequoia Capital India.

Boston startups expand region’s venture capital footprint

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This year has shaken up venture capital, turning a hot early start to 2020 into a glacial period permeated with fear during the early days of COVID-19. Boston’s third quarter was strong, effectively matching the capital raised in New York City during the three-month period.

LINE Ventures merges with YJ Capital, launches $271M fund

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Japan owner Z Holdings last month, and now the two firm’s venture capital arms have also combined. Z Holdings announced today that its subsidiary, YJ Capital, has merged with LINE Ventures to form Z Venture Capital. LINE completed its merger with Yahoo!

When Money is Not Enough: Angel Roles & Human Capital

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? When entrepreneurs seek out angel investors, the majority are looking for financial capital. Very few entrepreneurs understand the importance of finding smart investors who will invest both Financial and Human Capital. Read on for a look at what roles angel investors can perform for a startup company

Indy VC firm Sixty8 Capital launches $20M fund aimed at underrepresented founders

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Perhaps that’s why Sixty8 Capital , a firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana, smack dab in the middle of the country, has chosen to launch a new $20 million fund aimed at providing early stage funding for underrepresented founders. Indy-based High Alpha Capital launches new $110M fund.

The Venture Capital Math Problem Revisited (aka How Could You Be So Wrong?)

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in 2009, I wrote a post called The Venture Capital Math Problem. In that post, I argued that the venture capital business could not sustain more than $20bn a year of new capital coming into it and continue to produce good returns to the investors in VC funds. The venture capital business has been raising north of $50bn per year for much of the last decade and so far, the returns continue to look quite good.

How To Raise Venture Capital Fast?—?Tips From An Investment Banker (Turned Startup Founder)

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venture-capital startup how-to entrepreneurship foundersCalibrate’s Isabelle Kenyon raised $27 million via virtual meetings Here are her tips and tricks for rapid long-distance fundraising. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

The Thin Skin of the Venture Capital Market

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The fact is, it''s just not cool to criticize the investing side of the venture capital market. For the most part, journalists give startups a free pass when venture capital money is raised or when companies that clearly seem to have failed get "acquired". Venture Capital & Technology The other day, I saw that one of my favorite products, Slack, just raised $120mm at a $1.12 Billion valuation. The company is doing about a million a month in recurring revs.

How to Raise Capital for a Startup (or Venture Fund) That’s Ahead of its Time

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Precursor Ventures’ Charles Hudson shares his top tips for raising capital for an unconventional, out-there idea. founders startup venture-capital entrepreneurship vc