article thumbnail

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. And very little of it is in western Europe where most of our non-US investing has been for the last decade. What makes it easier for USV is our thesis-driven model of investing.

article thumbnail

Need investment capital?


Preparing for the game… If you have been following our recent insights, you’ll be up to speed knowing that professional investors negotiate tough terms, from provisions of control over asset acquisition, eventual sale of the company, future investments, forced co-sale when others attempt to sell their shares and more.

investing 118

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

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. Outside investment is not mandatory when starting a business. To raise or not to raise?

article thumbnail

The Twenty Year Itch: My Last VC Investment Out of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

This is going to be BIG.

Sometime in the next few weeks, I’ll complete my next investment. It will also be my last venture capital deal. Venture capital is a pretty opaque industry and if I can shed some light on what it’s like to do this, or to decide to stop doing it, I’m happy to help. For me, I don’t mind sharing how I think about it.

ventures 545
article thumbnail

Women entrepreneurs find success despite lack of access to investment capital

Source Link

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. That’s more than double the percentage in 1997. Since 2007, the number of businesses owned by Black women has grown by 163%. Those numbers come from the 1.1

article thumbnail

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

The Seraf Compass

Staying on top of the early stage investing world requires a lot of reading. 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.

VC 257
article thumbnail

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. Shareholders who don’t have a good grasp of this important investment concept are at a significant handicap when it comes to investing.

capital 304