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.

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.

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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? In the age of community-funded projects, why would a web3 project want to take funding from venture capitalists? But venture capitalists do, particularly good, experienced, and confident venture capitalists.

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.

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

Venture capital undermines human rights

TechCrunch

The future of technology is determined by a handful of venture capitalists. 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.

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.

How To Launch Your Own Venture Capital Fund

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Tips for becoming a VC from Michael Kim of Cendana Capital (a “fund of funds” that backs emerging venture firms). fund-of-funds startup investing entrepreneurship venture-capital

Has VC Funding Bounced Back? A Look Into Post-Pandemic Venture Capital Trends

StartupNation

startup landscape boomed in 2021, doubling year on year with a $329-billion venture capital investment across the board. In fact, in 2021 alone, we saw a sharp influx in VC investment, leading to the creation of 936 unicorns as we stepped into the new year. The U.S.

The Venture Capital Diversity Gap and Why It Matters

StartupNation

Despite the growth in awarded venture capital (VC) funds, a staggering disparity remains between the amount of total VC funds invested in entrepreneurs and the portion of those funds invested in ventures founded and/or led by women—particularly women of color.

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? Me: When an investor signs a note with a cap they must assume they are willing to pay the cap or why would they invest? Me: So, who was willing to invest in that? Doesn’t their investment determine the price of the next round? I have never come across a sophisticated A, B or C round venture capitalist who thinks convertible notes are a smart move for entrepreneur or investor. This week.

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.

Venture capital probably isn’t dead

TechCrunch

Venture capitalists are chatting this week about a recent piece from The Information titled “ The End of Venture Capital as We Know It.” A capital explosion. Lessin notes that venture capitalists once made risky wagers on companies that often withered away.

WJR Business Beat: Q1 Venture Capital Activity Shows Mixed Results (Episode 392)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff Sloan discusses venture capital results for Q1 2022. Tune in to the Business Beat for news on the investment activity (in billions) and how it compares to previous years: .

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.

Why Latin American venture capital is breaking records this year

TechCrunch

Today we’re wrapping our multi-week exploration of the global venture capital market’s second-quarter performance. At a glance, the Latin American venture capital and startup market appears similar to what we’ve seen from other growing ecosystems. A venture capital wave.

How to Break Into Venture Capital with No Investment Experience

Entrepreneur's Handbook

interview venture-capital jobs careersA complete guide for landing an Analyst/Associate position Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

OC50: Diversified Investing in Venture Capital

OurCrowd

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

How to Sell to Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

David Teten VC

I put together a cheat sheet with some ideas on selling to the private equity and venture capital community, as well as to family offices. In roughly descending order of impact, I suggest these ideas: Invest in funds. Sales Private Equity Venture Capital

How to Fix a Racially Biased Venture Capital Model and Commit to Diversity in Entrepreneurship

StartupNation

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and nationwide protests, venture capital firms are making newfound commitments to invest in, or at least evaluate, potential investments that are led by diverse founders. Supporting companies post-investment.

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.

Ten Realities of Taking Venture Capital Money

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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. 9) You will own less and less of your company over time as you take on additional investment. 10) You will face more competition as venture investment signals that what you''re doing may be attractive.

Just how much has late-stage venture capital slowed?

TechCrunch

The first quarter of 2022 brought a historically huge sum of investment for global startups, with the three-month period outclassing any quarter in 2018, 2019, and 2020, according to CB Insights data.

A Guide to Venture Capital Funding video game startups

Entrepreneur's Handbook

I often get requests from early stage video game-related startups asking for intros to investors who invest in games. startup gaming fundraising video-games-industry venture-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?

How Chicago is changing who raises early-stage venture capital

TechCrunch

For those of us who cover the venture capital industry, two narratives are ubiquitous: There’s the story of how much capital has been invested of late; you’ve seen the data — 2020 and 2021 set nearly every record around the world for private-market investment.

The Thin Skin of the Venture Capital Market

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The fact is, it''s just not cool to criticize the investing side of the venture capital market. But can''t I disagree with him on an investment? Why does it seem to automatically make someone an a **e to be critical of an investment? For the most part, journalists give startups a free pass when venture capital money is raised or when companies that clearly seem to have failed get "acquired". Venture Capital & Technology

10 Misperceptions About Venture Capital

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Not every company raises venture capital—most don’t. We, on the other hand, *need* to invest our money, so we don’t have the luxury of turning down good deals if they come along. Different investors are good at different things—and they provide different levels of engagement depending on stage and how much they have invested in you. Venture Capital & TechnologyTweet. 1) You need it.

Startups and Venture Capital: What Do They Spend Their First Round On?

StartupNation

This is where venture capital comes into play. In fact, VC-based funding has boomed within the last decade, reaching a whopping $753B worth of investments since 2009. What is venture capital and how do you get it? With an average capital investment of $1.5

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?

How To Raise Venture Capital Fast?—?Tips From An Investment Banker (Turned Startup Founder)

Entrepreneur's Handbook

venture-capital startup how-to entrepreneurship foundersCalibrate’s Isabelle Kenyon raised $27 million via virtual meetings Here are her tips and tricks for rapid long-distance fundraising. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

Three Things to Know Before Investing in Venture Capital

OurCrowd

The post Three Things to Know Before Investing in Venture Capital appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. Canadian Investors investing investor ourcrowd vc venture capital

What Does Michigan Venture Capital Look Like Today? These 3 Business Moguls Discuss

StartupNation

StartupNation founder and CEO, Jeff Sloan, shares a conversation with Ara Topouzian, e xecutive director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association and RJ King, editor of DBusiness Magazine , on the status of venture capital in Michigan today.

Allocate banks $5M to open up venture capital fund access

TechCrunch

The world of venture capital investing is a relatively small one, and relationship-based to boot. By the time they met, Yang was working in the nonprofit world, and said they began talking about the friction between the nonprofit and venture capital worlds.

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

Both Sides of the Table

There was an explosion in number of startups both because it was cheap and there was tons of available capital. I remember when seed funds first started (they were being incorrectly called “super angels” and then Micro VCs before Seed Funds stuck) and every LP (who invest in VCs) told me they weren’t convinced about Seed Funds (too small, too hard to pick winners, would they be able to follow on?). Be thoughtful about from whom you raise capital.