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.

Zen Capitalism

Founders Coop

We already know we’re outliers in the blue-shirts-and-khakis world of venture capital. We all need a kick in the ass once in a while. I got one Wednesday when I read the New York Times article on Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard’s decision to put his family’s entire $3B ownership stake into a perpetual trust , with 100% of future company profits dedicated to protecting the environment.


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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. The legacy capital markets are not sitting still. So if you want to see the future of capital markets look here , not there.

Valuing a Venture Capital Portfolio

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Those values, on a schedule of investments we publish to our investors every quarter, flow through to our financial statements and capital accounts and establish how much an interest in our partnerships are worth at that time. Every quarter our firm goes through a process to value our entire portfolio.

Venture Capital Red Flag Checklist

I have supervised situations involving novel financial structures (Enron and Residential Capital) and cross-border asset recovery and maximization (Nortel and Overseas Shipholding). The post Venture Capital Red Flag Checklist appeared first on Above the Crowd.

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.

The Globalization Of Venture Capital Investing

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

But until very recently, raising capital for your startup was significantly easier if it was located in the major startup hubs, most notably Silicon Valley. It takes a long time, at least five years and more likely a decade, to know how changes in the startup economy and venture capital will play out. I’ve written a bunch about the globalization of the startup economy. You can start and build a tech company almost anywhere these days.

Venture Capital - A Practical Guide to Fund Formation and Management

The Seraf Compass

This series of articles is written for fund managers who are creating these new sources of entrepreneur-focused capital today, and those who aspire to start funds in the near future Travel to almost any part of the world these days and you are likely to run into clusters of entrepreneurship.

The Benefits Of Venture Capital In Web3

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

There is a lot of criticism of venture capital in web3. Bitcoin did not have or need venture capital. Ethereum did not have or need venture capital. So why would any web3 project need venture capital? That’s why you might want to take venture capital for your web3 project. It is a good question. In the age of community-funded projects, why would a web3 project want to take funding from venture capitalists?

Playing the Long Game in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

The abundance of late-stage capital is good for us all. It’s amazing to me that a company that just a little over 5 years ago was struggling to attract capital at much more than $100 million valuation can now ACQUIRE companies for this amount.

Capital is a commodity


He leads the group’s venture capital fund, Seedstars International, which invests in seed-stage startups across emerging markets. Whether you think this is a bubble , one fact remains true: Capital is a commodity. Charlie Graham-Brown. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

The Future of Corporate Venture Capital


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.

Creative capital is the secret sauce, not venture capital


To create a pathway for market success, startups need two essential assets groups: venture capital and creative capital. Venture capital is formed of the financial and operational assets invested in a new, unproven business enterprise. So what is creative capital?

My Next Act: Democratizing Venture Capital

Jason Calacanis

I’ve been lucky enough to participate in almost 20 venture capital funds as an LP — limited partner — over the past decade. The post My Next Act: Democratizing Venture Capital appeared first on Jason Calacanis

Weekly 24: Adventures in Venture Capital

Entrepreneur's Handbook

This week on the pod, we were joined by Ezechi Britton MBE, a founding member, principal and CTO of Impact X Capital. He’s then founded other businesses including Code Untapped but his main focus is Impact X Capital which is all about funding underrepresented founders.

Angel Capital Association Announces Partnership with Dealum

Angel Capital Association

Angel Capital Association Announces Partnership with Dealum. 11/28/2022) The Angel Capital Association (ACA) , the world’s leading professional association for angel investors and startup entrepreneurs, has announced a partnership with Dealum, a leading angel investing and angel group collaboration platform. About the Angel Capital Association (ACA). For Immediate Release.

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.

The Seven Flavors of Capital (for Startups)

Paul G. Silva

Startups need capital to launch and grow. What many entrepreneurs don’t know is that startup capital comes in many different flavors. Here is a 2-page table summarizing each of the major flavors of capital, their pros, cons, and who they are good for.

Venture capital undermines human rights


The world’s 10 leading venture capital firms have, together, invested over $150 billion in technology startups. There is a startling lack of diversity within the venture capital sector. We all live in a world shaped by venture capital. based venture capital funding in 2019.

ECHO Investment Capital BIO

Innovation 2 Enterprise

The post ECHO Investment Capital BIO appeared first on i2E. OKBio Christian Kanady ECHO investment Capital Wheeler BioTo read the full 2022 i&E OKBIO Edition, click here.

The case for US venture capital outperformance


After a decade-long bull run, many venture capital funds have found themselves holding overvalued shares of companies whose IPO prospects have been either eliminated or significantly delayed. Startups Venture Column EC Column EC venture capital venture capital venture capital data

The Importance of Investing Human Capital

The Seraf Compass

When you combine great leadership with a strong board of directors, the likelihood of a successful outcome for a business increases by an order of magnitude. Legally, directors are required to provide governance and oversight.

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.

Angel Investing by the Numbers: Valuation, Capitalization and Startup Economics

The Seraf Compass

In the sport of Major League Baseball, the greatest hitters are those who get a hit just one out of every three times at bat and a home run 5 or 6 times out of 100 at bats.

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.

Fund Investor Profile Series: Ashim Egunjobi, Managing Partner, Octerra Capital

The Seraf Compass

Ashim Egunjobi is the Managing Partner of Octerra Capital, a venture capital fund with a mission to transform Africa by investing in visionaries that are challenging the status-quo and helping to build the Africa of tomorrow

Product-Market Fit in Different Capital Environments

Tomasz Tunguz

When I asked him what he meant, he replied because capital was so plentiful and accessible today, he hired more expensive people, spent more time developing a product, and invested with a longer time horizon before demonstrating evidence of success.

How Founders Can Raise Capital by Playing the Long Game

Entrepreneur's Handbook

entrepreneurship podcast founders startup venture-capitalProvide value and build relationships Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

How Up.Labs threads the needle between corporate venture capital and accelerators


One element of the 2021 venture capital apotheosis that doesn’t get enough attention is corporate venture capital. As with other forms of venture capital, CVC has pulled back some this year.

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?

Is Corporate Venture Capital Right for Your Startup?

Startup Blogpost

How do you determine if corporate venture capital is right for your startup? To help you determine if corporate venture capital is right for your startup, we asked startup founders, investors, and business leaders this question for their best pieces of advice.

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.

Real estate investing giant Fundrise breaks into venture capital


Fundrise , a company that allows anyone to invest in real estate with a minimum investment of just $10, is making a splashy entry into the venture capital market with the goal of raising a new $1 billion growth equity fund to invest in late-stage tech startups, it announced today.

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.

‘Patient’ capital is critical to startup success

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Patient” capital is critical to success of Oklahoma startups. Those of us who invest in very early stage advanced technology businesses talk about “patient” capital. First Capital. TBFP was the first capital in. By Scott Meacham.

WJR Business Beat: Michigan Venture Capital Investment Soars (Episode 450)


On this Business Beat, Jeff says recent statistics validate the vision of Michigan becoming a viable, if not… The post WJR Business Beat: Michigan Venture Capital Investment Soars (Episode 450) appeared first on StartupNation.

Funds can no longer just be a source of capital


Due to this environment, funds can no longer be just a source of capital for startups. Giving founders capital is great, but it’s also necessary to give them all the tools they need to build their companies, funds or careers successfully. Matt Cohen. Contributor. Share on Twitter.