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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My partner Nick put together a deck outlining USV’s approach to crypto investing earlier this year and we have been using it with founders and investors since then. We expect we will see continued innovation in the open finance (finance 2.0)

Six Reasons We Love Investing in Founders in Small Cities


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.

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New Study by MPOWER Financing Shows the Value of Investing in Immigrants

Dream It

The report, “Empowering Global Citizens to Create Global Change,” focuses on the impact of MPOWER Financing’s core product, the world’s only fixed-rate, no-cosigner education loan for international and DACA students at top U.S.

Key Risks of Angel Investing

The Seraf Compass

? Early stage investing is an inherently risky way to invest. The list of high level risks is long and includes financing risk, technical risk, and market risk. As angel investors, you need to be aware of the key risks you are taking with your investment

TechCrunch: Where top VCs are investing in construction robotics

Dream It

Matt Murphy and Grace Ge, Menlo Ventures Which trends are you most excited about in construction robotics from an investing perspective? We are active in construction with investments such as HOVER and Fieldwire and believe the entire sector is right for a digital and automation overhaul.

How International Founders Can Raise US Financing

Startup Grind

I’ve invested in several startups that started out as international companies and either moved to the U.S. Coming here and talking to experts who have done it before, learning from them, and getting them on your side through an investment is a great way to accelerate your progress.

Top Four Survival Tips for Small Business Owners

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Consider offering gift cards toward future services or investments in upcoming projects. For EO members, MyEO Deal Exchange has waived its joining fees in order to promote EO member cross-investment. Remember when owning a small business was risky but rewarding?

An Investment Fund for NYC Foodies

This is going to be BIG.

I don't remember whether it was over a meal at Good Fork , Rucola , Martha , or maybe over an Ample Hills ice cream cone, but I've definitely said the words "Wouldn't it be cool if you could setup a way to invest in the growth of the food and beverage scene in Brooklyn--like, the whole thing.

Doing well by doing good: Impact investing & the OurCrowd Impact Fund


Investments can be powerful. When successful, they can benefit both investors and the invested. If that is the capital of investing, then why not use it to improve not only the lives of people involved in business, but everybody else as well? .

[OurCrowd in Yahoo Finance] OurCrowd to Boost Investment in Seed, Early-Stage Startups


In defiance of global trends, OurCrowd is intensifying its incubator and early-stage investment activity to help grow young technology companies. The post [OurCrowd in Yahoo Finance] OurCrowd to Boost Investment in Seed, Early-Stage Startups appeared first on OurCrowd.

Finance Basics for Small Business Owners

Smart Hustle Magazine

One of the most important--understanding your business’s finances. Some business owners feel that finances are not their strength so they shy away from that aspect of their business. You might even think it a good business decision to outsource the bulk of the finances and bookkeeping.

Effective tax policies can boost state investment

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Oklahoma’s Technology Business Finance Program (TBFP) Seed Fund is a nationally recognized best practices example of legislated early stage capital that has stood a 20-plus year test of time. Tax credits are another financial tool that states have attempted to use with varying success to stimulate early-stage investment in startups. Certain industries, for example real estate or finance, may be excluded. By Scott Meacham.

NeuroFlow Closes $7.5M Series A Financing to Advance Behavioral Health Integration and Engagement

Dream It

million Series A financing round led by San Francisco-based Builders VC. Also participating in the round are Dreamit Ventures , Spring Point Partners, Red & Blue Ventures, and AWT Private Investments.

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We’re Entering the Stay-Home Economy. Here are 10 Industries That Will Be Winners

Entrepreneurs' Organization

You can expect to see families invest in toys, to keep their children occupied, as well as board games, projects and puzzles that can be done as a family in the evening and on weekends.

Why Has Seed Investing Declined? And What Does this Mean for the Future?

Both Sides of the Table

Seed investments are down by any measure (funds, deals, dollars) over the past 3 years in deals < $1 million AND in deals between $1–5 million. why the hell has seed financing declined so much in the past 3 years?? thus the rise of “pre seed” investing).

Kesha Cash on impact investing—and how mentorship got her there


Kesha Cash founded Impact America Fund in 2013 with a goal of investing in software and tech enabled companies that have a positive benefit on underserved communities in America. The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return , by Mihir A.

Invest in Lines, not Dots

Both Sides of the Table

In normal times investors will look for “traction&# before investing. I spoke about this more in depth in these two posts: 4 things I look for in an investment & how to manage VC relationships. I didn’t invest in Orgoo but by the time he launched

8 Ways to Identify the Perfect Startup Investment


By Michael Whitehouse If you are considering investing in a startup company offline or online with platforms like 1000 Angels , a private investor network that connects startups with investors, the sheer number of what’s available can be both daunting and comforting. Invest in startups.

Startup Investing: The New Trend in Alternative Assets


But the data shows a rapidly growing trend in accredited investors investing together. Trending Investment Strategies Global investor surveys have shown that since the crises of the early 2000s more affluent and sophisticated investors are choosing to invest in partnership with each other.

Investing Outside The Bay Area


When I began investing a little over five years ago, it felt like the conventional wisdom was that one had to invest in the Bay Area to harvest venture-like returns. From an investment point of view, managing and deploying capital in the same physical area makes sense, where investors can work with young companies and help them with a variety of things. In terms of dollars at work, In Haystack II, nearly 10% of the fund’s capital was invested outside the Bay Area.

Take only “smart money” investments


Often, that money is worth more than the cash invested, because the investors who often become members of the board, bring a wealth of experience, insight, relationships and deeper pockets to the table. Close. This statement could be considered controversial.

Tax Filing is Approaching, Here’s How Your Business Can Save


The credit ultimately acted as an incentive to encourage investment within the United States. All finance guest post Startups tax tax credit tax season taxationGuest Post: The following post is a sponsored guest post by Scott McCutcheon of incentAdvise.

WP Engine passes $100M in revenue and secures $250M investment from Silver Lake

A Smart Bear

This week we closed $250M in financing from Silver Lake , the premier technology private equity firm. People said there’s no money in hosting. WordPress is just a toy. After the success of Smart Bear, I should be setting my sights on something big, not this.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs


These are emerging group of professional investors (venture capitalists, ala VCs), who are investing from a fund of other people’s money, with a particular focus on seed-stage startup opportunities. Incremental investment may follow.

The Story Behind Our Investment In SecondMeasure


We were lucky to invest not only during this time, but also doubled down in an extension. And this week, the company announced it had raised a super-sized $20M Series A financing co-led by Kent Bennett from Bessemer Venture Partners and also Goldman Sachs. The company received investment interest for a few years, but took their time to raise the Series A. When I began investing in 2013, the Series A rounds were quite fast and furious after the seed rounds. About 3.5

Disrupting Finance From Above: Wealthfront

we immediately thought of Wealthfront , the automated investment service started by Benchmark founder Andy Rachleff. It was simply too complicated to remain fully invested and properly allocated all the time. Unsurprisingly, Malkiel has joined Wealthfront as Chief Investment Officer.

Continued investment needed for economic growth

Innovation 2 Enterprise

In today’s world, a state’s economic growth demands investment in innovation and high-tech industries — especially for a natural resource-rich state like ours that must leverage our existing resource base to diversify our economy for the future. News OCAST Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology Scott Meacham TBFP Technology Business Finance ProgramBy Scott Meacham. Copyright © 2019, The Oklahoman.

What Will Happen In The 2020s

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We will see massive capital investments made in protecting critical regions and infrastructure. Asian crypto exchanges, unchecked by cumbersome regulatory restraints in Europe and the US and leveraging decentralized finance technologies, will become the dominant capital markets for all types of financial instruments. 7/ The exploration and commercialization of space will be dominated by private companies as governments increasingly step back from these investments.

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Revisiting Paul Graham’s “High Resolution” Financing

Both Sides of the Table

When I first read Paul Graham’s blog post on “High Resolution&# Financing I read it as a treatise arguing that convertible notes are better than equity. Most investors wait to see who else is investing. &# Social Proof&# weighs heavily on investors in making their decisions.

Making Sense of the Stock Market Drops in Relation to Venture Financing

Both Sides of the Table

So why invest in that period of uncertainty unless it’s early-stage and thus valuation matters less. If the next 30 days stays calm then investment will pick up. So, too, investments.

[NanoLock in Yahoo Finance] BIRD – Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&D Foundation to Invest $8 million in 9 New Projects


The post [NanoLock in Yahoo Finance] BIRD – Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&D Foundation to Invest $8 million in 9 New Projects appeared first on OurCrowd.

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VCs eating our own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments

David Teten - VC

However, in private markets, there is more room to optimize across all 11 steps of the investing process: firm management , marketing, fundraising , origination , manage relationships, due diligence, negotiation, monitoring, portfolio acceleration , reporting, and. The 11 Steps of Investing in Private Companies. Before you can actually invest, you have to manage your fund. 4) Originate investments. They read reviews of the products of target investments.

Understanding the Terms of Startup Investment


By Michael Whitehouse Whether you are an investor browsing through 1000 Angels looking to put money into a startup, or an entrepreneur attempting to bring finances into your project, it is critical that you understand the terms and conditions of any investment.

[EduNav in Yahoo Finance] Lumina Foundation Invests in EduNav to Accelerate Breakthrough Approach to Student Success


Lumina Impact Ventures has invested in EduNav, the leading provider of algorithmic-based academic planning software for colleges and universities, to further EduNav’s unique, cutting-edge approach to student success. The post [EduNav in Yahoo Finance] Lumina Foundation Invests in EduNav to Accelerate Breakthrough Approach to Student Success appeared first on OurCrowd.

[ThetaRay in Yahoo Finance] ThetaRay Joins Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner Program


Under Margalit’s leadership, JVP has invested over $1.4 The post [ThetaRay in Yahoo Finance] ThetaRay Joins Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner Program appeared first on OurCrowd.

Happy Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money

Entrepreneurs' Organization

While his financial expertise comes from owning and managing several businesses, his writing spans topics that include finance and self-help, focusing on creating and generating personal wealth and happiness through deeper self-honesty.

[OurCrowd in Yahoo Finance] OurCrowd Global Investor Summit: Israel’s Largest Tech Investment Event Returns February 13, 2020 in Jerusalem


OurCrowd, the global venture investing platform and Israel’s leading venture investor, has announced that it will host its sixth annual OurCrowd Global Investor Summit on February 13, 2020, in Jerusalem, Israel.