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How Entrepreneurs and Founders Can Avoid “Capital Tunnel Vision”   

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As an entrepreneur or founder starting a business, you may think of capital as purely monetary. Capital is often viewed only as an opportunity for an infusion of money into a business to get it started or grow and scale your company. Many entrepreneurs leverage a uniquely laser-focused mindset to bring their vision into reality.

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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. In this context, I believe that we have reached a clear outcome of the original version of capitalism, and it’s time for an evolution. Higher purpose.

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Seraf Toolbox: Capitalization Tables with Waterfall Analysis

The Seraf Compass

Have you ever been in a situation where you are negotiating an investment with an entrepreneur and you can’t agree on the pre-money valuation? Any early stage investor who makes more than one or two investments will certainly run into this issue.

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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. And many/most do that. USV TEAM POSTS:

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New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Why do some embedded analytics projects succeed while others fail? We surveyed 500+ application teams embedding analytics to find out which analytics features actually move the needle. Read the 6th annual State of Embedded Analytics Report to discover new best practices. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

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Who Owns What - Understanding Early Stage Capitalization Tables [Part I]

The Seraf Compass

I tell this story as one simple example of the importance of actually understanding a company’s Capitalization Table (“cap table”) before transacting in their shares. For salary and bonus, the two companies were equivalent. However, when it came to stock, there seemed to be a big difference.

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Venture Capital Prospecting: How To Raise a VC Fund [Part I]

The Seraf Compass

One of the biggest trends we witnessed over the past few years is the rapid pace of new early stage venture fund formation combined with significant growth in the amount of capital invested. A decade or two ago, most of the new funds were traditional VC funds located in technology hubs in the US and a few other countries around the globe.