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. When I look at all of the opportunities we are currently considering plus all of the investments we have made this year to date, what stands out most to me is the location of the founders and teams. And very little of it is in western Europe where most of our non-US investing has been for the last decade.

ECHO Investment Capital BIO

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Real estate investing giant Fundrise breaks into venture capital

TechCrunch

Investing in private markets has long been reserved for the ultra-rich. Miller’s strategy of using tech to drive down the costs associated with real estate investing seems to have paid off despite the initial pushback.

Our Investment Framework Post-COVID-19

500

The post Our Investment Framework Post-COVID-19 appeared first on 500 Startups. All Venture Capital Investing covid19 Investing investing strategy seed investing venture capital investing

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

The Seraf Compass

In the world of startup company investing, the best-known investors are those who invest in the tiny percentage of companies that make it big. Should a typical angel investor apply the “swing for the fences” approach to their personal investing

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

StartupNation

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.

Meme Investing

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

It may be silly and crazy, but it has also been a good investment for my friend and anyone who bought it in the early years. The combination of memes and investing is a powerful cocktail that I have been ignoring for a long time, probably incorrectly. More recently we have seen meme investing move into public market stocks like Gamestop, AMC Theaters, Wendy’s, and more. It is easy to dismiss meme investing.

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.

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. You don’t have to be wealthy to invest in crypto startups.

Woman Investor Profile Series: Elaine Bolle, Investment Chair, RTP Capital

The Seraf Compass

This profile is the seventh in a series of interviews highlighting the work of interesting female investors. Elaine Bolle is an active angel investor, board director and advisor who has led domestic and global organizations from start-ups to $750M+ enterprises.

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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. Alana suggests that before speaking to an associate, you gain a basic understanding of the fund’s focus and stages they invest in.

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.

The Future of Corporate Venture Capital

500

How has corporate venture capital changed? Conventional wisdom dictated that incumbents should focus their innovation efforts on R&D and growing their cash cows while investing in a few startups. But the rate of change has accelerated and with it, the balance of internal versus external investment. The post The Future of Corporate Venture Capital appeared first on 500 Startups. All International Investor Education Venture Capital Investing

Six Reasons Not to Invest in a Venture Capital Fund

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So here's all the reasons I told him he shouldn't be in: 1) Fund investing is boring. More updates, more casual events, more exposure to portfolio companies, co-investing, etc., Being in a fund is not the same thing as angel investing. Of course, angel investing for most people isn't very fun past the first year. You could wind up getting distribution checks from a fund you invested in a dozen years ago.

Interswitch receives $110M investment from LeapFrog and Tana Africa Capital

TechCrunch

African payments company Interswitch has secured a $110 million joint investment from LeapFrog Investments and Tana Africa Capital to scale its digital payment services across the continent , the two private investment firms said in a statement Wednesday.

Six Reasons We Love Investing in Founders in Small Cities

GAN

You face a lot of challenges—anything from your commute time, to finding great talent, to landing big investments, to connecting with your target customers (fashion and beauty companies come to mind, for instance). Staying in business in a small city or an emerging market can be truly difficult, so what if you invest in a company that doesn’t make it? When a company raises another round of financing, it comes at a higher valuation than when we invested in it.

Why Investing in Female Founders Matters Now More Than Ever

500

Long before diversity and inclusion became buzzwords, we decided to make venture capital inclusive from day one at 500 Startups. The post Why Investing in Female Founders Matters Now More Than Ever appeared first on 500 Startups.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Non-dilutive biotech capital, long-term angel investing, WayRay’s $80M pitch deck

TechCrunch

Long-term angel investing: Understanding capital requirements and how to find quality investments. It’s important for new investors to realize that angel investing is a capital-intensive process that may not always work out, according to Adam Nash, the CEO of Daffy.

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? As Packy says: In Dapper’s case, VCs kept the company alive during the bear market and the company sold tokens to the public at the same price it sold them to VCs, even though VCs invested first. . It is a good question.

Playing the Long Game in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

 —  @jasonlk How the Long Game Has Benefitted Upfront I was thinking about it this morning in particular and thinking about my own personal investment history. The abundance of late-stage capital is good for us all. My first ever investment as a VC was Invoca.

Capital is a commodity

TechCrunch

Charlie Graham-Brown is the partner and Chief Investments Officer of Seedstars , a Swiss-based group with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Global VCs have invested $268.7 Charlie Graham-Brown. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Venture capital undermines human rights

TechCrunch

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. Michael Kleinman. Contributor.

OC50: Diversified Investing in Venture Capital

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The post OC50: Diversified Investing in Venture Capital appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. Canadian Investors investing investor OC50 Portfolio Index Fund ourcrowd vc venture capital

Passive Investing in Venture Capital and the Parallels to Public Equities

Tomasz Tunguz

Passive venture capital investing is a relatively new idea. As later stage investors permeate venture capital, they are amassing index funds of startups. If the public equities market is any indication, passive investing is here to stay.

Cap Table (Capitalization table) and what they mean when investing in startups

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When angel investing in startups, it is important to know who the owners in the company are and what they own. This is where capitalization tables, or “cap tables” as they are commonly known, come in. You can find more information here on how to start angel investing.

Creative capital is the secret sauce, not venture capital

TechCrunch

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?

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Venture Capital Investment at Record Numbers in First Half of 2021 (Episode 268)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses venture capital investment, which was at a record high throughout the first half of 2021 and is experiencing greater gains through all stages in North America, according to Crunchbase. Why the torrid pace of venture investing?

Lessons from a Diverse Venture Capital Portfolio

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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. 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.

First Round Capital invests in SinglePlatform

This is going to be BIG.

Yesterday, Howard Morgan announced First Round’s investment in SinglePlatform , a company started by Wiley Cerilli. Tags: First Round Capital Venture Capital & Technology nextNY For almost as long as I’ve been at First Round , we’ve been thinking a lot about the gap between the average experience of a local merchant and the huge marketing opportunity that the internet and social networks represent.

Why We Invest in Authentic Founders

GAN

When GAN Ventures considers whether to invest in a startup, we look for four primary things: Authentic founders: Founders that know their own strengths and weaknesses and aren’t afraid to ask for help. Startups that are positioned for venture scale: We focus on venture-scale opportunities that have a logical path to a 10x, and a plausible path to a 100x, return on our investment. The post Why We Invest in Authentic Founders appeared first on GAN.

D’Amelio family launches VC fund 444 Capital to invest up to $25M in high-growth startups

TechCrunch

The D’Amelio family, including TikTok stars and digital creators Charli D’Amelio and sister Dixie , are formalizing their investments in startups with the launch of a new VC fund, 444 Capital. But many of Tandem’s LPs have returned to invest in 444 Capital.

Why not all VCs are ready to embrace AI-powered investment tools

TechCrunch

Given that potential, it’s not surprising that enterprising investment firms have looked to leverage AI to inform their decision-making. AI’s strength lies in its predictive prowess.

To succeed as an entrepreneur, make these 8 investments

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Invest in Yourself. We all invest our time and money in people and things. The best investment for entrepreneurs is always going to be in themselves. This could mean your health, education, well-being or relationships—anything that can fine-tune and improve your life will bring the highest return on investment because the cost is often very small. Invest in yourself in both small and big ways. Invest in Your Business. Invest in Tax Strategy.

Investments That Don’t Work

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I woke up to a dream this morning where I was playing a game that was very similar to Turntable.fm , a failed effort to create a social music experience that had a moment back in 2011 and that I had invested in via USV. Then I found out that the creators of this new game had received venture capital funding and were going to turn it into a business. Investments that don’t work haunt me. And investments that don’t work are often failures of execution.

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Most VCs did well academically and had enough career success that a venture firm was willing to give them an investment role or they were able to raise their own fund. 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.

Startup Investment 101: Investment Rounds Explained

Onevest

By Michael Whitehouse Investment rounds are an essential part of the startup investment journey. You will encounter them progressively as you negotiate a deal either with a startup founder, or as an investor looking to attract further capital to an existing organization. The terminology used to describe these investment rounds can seem daunting, but it needn't be. Seed Investment This is the first type of investment round on offer through a startup.

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.