The Four Tenets of Conscious Capitalism

Entrepreneurs' Organization

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.

5 Things VC Associates Wish Founders Knew Before Their Call

Dream It

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.

The Future of Corporate Venture Capital

500

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.

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

Both Sides of the Table

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.

5 Ways to Raise Capital for Your New Business

StartupNation

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.

An Invitation to Explore and Adopt “Capitalism With Care”

Entrepreneurs' Organization

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. We asked Kent how embracing conscious capitalism during the COVID-19 crisis can benefit companies both in the short- and long-term. Why I Practice Capitalism With Care.

Lessons from a Diverse Venture Capital Portfolio

This is going to be BIG.

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.

Boston startups expand region’s venture capital footprint

TechCrunch

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.

Twinco Capital scores €3M for its supply chain finance solution

TechCrunch

Twinco Capital , a Madrid and Amsterdam-based startup making it easier to access supply chain finance, has raised €3 million in funding. Leading the round is Spanish VC fund Mundi Ventures, with participation from previous backer Finch Capital and several unnamed angels.

Codecademy eyes the enterprise with $40 million in new capital

TechCrunch

After going over four years without raising any capital, coding class platform Codecademy has raised a new tranche of money: a $40 million Series D round led by Owl Ventures, with participation from Prosus and Union Square Ventures.

Oklahoma’s startup ecosystem ensures capital continuum for emerging ventures

Innovation 2 Enterprise

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

Talent and capital are shifting cybersecurity investors’ focus away from Silicon Valley

TechCrunch

William Kilmer is managing partner with C5 Capital , a venture capital fund investing in the secure data ecosystem. So, from the venture capital perspective, where are cybersecurity investments being made, and where is the talent coming from to help stem the onslaught of hacks?

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

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.

Sequoia Capital India’s Surge invests $2M in sales engagement platform Outplay

TechCrunch

Focused on small-to-medium-sized companies, SEP startup Outplay announced today it has raised $2 million from Sequoia Capital India’s Surge program for early-stage startups. Outplay’s team members on a video call.

What’s going on with fintech venture capital investment?

TechCrunch

Over the next few weeks, the venture capital industry will compile and release data concerning its Q4 2020 performance, capping a year that saw the world of private capital freeze , thaw and burn. What happened to fintech venture capital investment in Q4 and 2020?

AI-tool maker Seldon raises £7.1M Series A from AlbionVC and Cambridge Innovation Capital

TechCrunch

million Series A round co-led by AlbionVC and Cambridge Innovation Capital. The round also includes significant participation from existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners and Global Brain, with follow-on investment from other existing shareholders. Seldon is a U.K.

How capital-as-a-service can help you get your first check in 2021

TechCrunch

The company, co-founded by Michele Romanow and Andrew D’Souza, positions itself as an alternative equity-free capital solution for early-stage founders. As for if a startup takes ClearAngel capital and doesn’t make the minimum revenue?

Union Square Ventures and Learn Capital file paperwork indicating new funds

TechCrunch

According to SEC paperwork, Learn Capital and USV have filed paperwork that shows the firms have raised new, multimillion-dollar funds. If you’ve been paying attention to news this past year, it’s clear that much of venture capital isn’t just surviving 2020 – it’s flourishing through it.

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

TechStars

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.

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?

Staging Capital: Angel Follow-on Theory

The Seraf Compass

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? Simply put, the investor is asking if you will invest additional funds in the company.

Finch Capital launches third fund to invest in European fintech at Series A and B

TechCrunch

Finch Capital , the early-stage fintech VC with a presence in London and Amsterdam, has raised a third fund. Out of Finch Capital “Europe III,” the VC will invest in fintech startups at the Series A and B stages, deemphasising its previous inclusion of seed.

Ten Realities of Taking Venture Capital Money

This is going to be BIG.

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.

South African VC firm Knife Capital gets first commitment for its $50M fund, to invest in 10-12 Series B rounds

TechCrunch

Knife Capital , a South African venture capital firm, is raising a $50 million fund for startups looking to raise Series B financing. The first fund, known as Knife Capital Fund I or HBD Venture Capital, was a closed private equity fund managed by Eben van Heerden and Keet van Zyl.

Cloud automation startup Spacelift raises $6M Series A led by Blossom Capital

TechCrunch

Spacelift , a startup that automates the management of cloud infrastructure, has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round led by London’s Blossom Capital. Cloud Europe Recent Funding Startups TC Blossom Capital cloud automation Spacelift

UK on-demand supermarket Weezy raises $20M Series A led by NYC’s Left Lane Capital

TechCrunch

Weezy — an on-demand supermarket that delivers groceries in as fast as 15 minutes — has raised $20 million in a Series A funding led by New York-based venture capital fund Left Lane Capital.

How Pariti is connecting founders with capital, resources and talent in emerging markets

TechCrunch

The data and research organisation uses factors like performance, capital, market reach, connectedness, talent, and knowledge to produce its rankings. These issues, specifically that of access to capital, is heightened in Africa.

Equal access to capital and entrepreneurship is the final civil rights movement

TechCrunch

But despite my privilege, I’m also confident that my Black heritage made it more difficult for me to raise venture capital. Today — and the data proves this — if you are a white male, you have an unfair advantage when looking to raise venture capital. Joseph Heller. Contributor.

BadVR is using government grants to build a business that’s independent of venture capital

TechCrunch

The first step was finding money from the government’s Paycheck Protection Program to get more capital coming in and maintaining its headcount. What the Magic Leap story shows is that companies don’t need to take venture capital to make it.

Mental health startups are raising spirits and venture capital

TechCrunch

Regular readers of The Exchange will recall that we last dug into overall wellness venture capital investment in August , noting that it was mental health startups inside the vertical that were seeing the most impressive results.

Edtech boom continues as IntellectoKids raises $3M from Allrise Capital and others

TechCrunch

The rush to capitalize on the shift to online learning, post-pandemic, continues. based Allrise Capital and other investors, including Genesis Investments.

Passion Capital backs UK fertility workplace benefits provider, Fertifa

TechCrunch

Passion Capital is investing in the round, along with some unnamed strategic angel investors. Artificial Intelligence Europe Fundings & Exits Health Recent Funding Startups Fertifa fertility Passion Capital telehealth

What I wish I’d known about venture capital when I was a founder

TechCrunch

When you’re running your own venture — especially if it’s your first — it’s unlikely you will find the time to deep dive into how venture capital firms work. So, I’ve decided to share the main lessons about VC that I wish I’d known when I was a startup founder chasing venture capital.

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.

When Money is Not Enough: Angel Roles & Human Capital

The Seraf Compass

? 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