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.

Revenue-based financing: The next step for private equity and early-stage investment

TechCrunch

Thomas Rush is founder of Bootstrapp and Head of Investment Platform at ConsenSys Mesh. Revenue-based investing ( RBI), also known as revenue-based financing, or revenue-share investing, 1 is a natural next step for the private equity and early-stage venture investment industry.

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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.

Award-Winning Finance Expert Shares 5 Financial Musts Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

StartupNation

If you currently have a side hustle — or if you’re a freelancer — and are thinking about making the change to full-time entrepreneur, preparing your finances can help alleviate pressure. Plus, it can help you focus on building your business instead of constantly worrying about your finances.

Open Finance First, Open Data Second

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) One slide I particularly like from that deck is this one which describes how we think the crypto market will develop over time.

How I Invest

Both Sides of the Table

During the Q&A I was asked about how I make investment decisions in early-stage businesses. I know that sounds trite but it’s the best way I can describe my early-stage investments. If I don’t do both then it’s highly unlikely I will invest. I know now that investments will consume many hours including late nights / early mornings and weekends. Often as I describe to people privately why I invested the first reaction is not to immediately get it.

Embedded finance startup Banxware raises €4M seed

TechCrunch

Embedded finance — the idea of offering financial products where customers are already congregating via white label solutions and APIs – isn’t an entirely new concept. Liberis, the embedded finance provider for SMEs, raises additional £70M in debt.

Personal finance startup Truebill raises $17M

TechCrunch

Truebill , a startup offering a variety of tools to help users take control of their finances, announced today that it has raised $17 million in Series C funding. ” Truebill raises $15M to build a comprehensive platform for personal finance.

5 Tips for Getting Your New Business Finances Set up for Success

StartupNation

While it may sound obvious, your finances are one of the most critical elements of any business. In this article, you’ll learn five tips for getting your new business finances set up for success this year. You can accomplish this by tracking and planning your finances.

Binance-backed Xend Finance launches DeFi platform for credit unions in Africa

TechCrunch

Nigerian startup Xend Finance uses decentralized finance (DeFi) to address currency devaluation. This gave birth to Xend Finance.” Not only is Xend Finance trying to protect credit unions from fluctuation, but it is also changing how they operate.

Liberis, the embedded finance provider for SMEs, raises additional £70M in equity and debt

TechCrunch

based fintech that provides finance for small businesses as an alternative to a traditional bank loan or extended overdraft , has replenished its own coffers with £70 million in funding. to offer finance for small businesses paid back via customer card transactions. Liberis , the U.K.-based

When should you go for equity financing?

Berkonomics

Let’s take a few minutes to examine the kind of equity financing available to small or early stage businesses. We’ve worried together about the moral obligation implicit in taking such investments from people so close, even with their promise never to expect a return.

Why Revolution Growth is Investing in Orchard

Revolution

Today we are thrilled to announce our investment in Orchard , a company dramatically simplifying the process of buying and selling a home with a modern, digital experience from search to close.

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

Uganda’s Tugende closes $3.6M Series A extension to meet the demand for its asset finance products

TechCrunch

Ugandan technology-enabled asset finance company Tugende today announced that it has closed $3.6 The investment, which, according to the company, was agreed on and structured in 2020, follows the $6.3 million raised in November 2020 and led by Toyota Tsusho investment fund Mobility 54.

Financing with grants, not equity or debt

Berkonomics

First, an example of grant-based financing . I was chairman of a company that, for twelve years never took a dollar of outside investment. The post Financing with grants, not equity or debt first appeared on BERKONOMICS.

Clim8 raises $8M from 7pc Ventures, launches climate-focused investing app for retail investors

TechCrunch

Ethical investing remains something of a confusing maze, with a great deal of “greenwashing” going on. Consumers will be able to invest in companies and supply chains that are focused on tackling climate change.

Does your VC have an investment thesis or a hypothesis?

TechCrunch

Broaden your view of ‘best’ to make smarter, more inclusive investments. Venture capitalists love to talk investment theses: on Twitter, Medium, Clubhouse, at conferences. Investment theses are just hypotheses; the portfolio shows how accurate the hypothesis was. David Teten.

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. That’s changed a lot in certain markets, like China and Southeast Asia, but for most countries it is still true that there are more investors willing to invest a higher valuations in Silicon Valley than anywhere else in the world. I joined the board of one of my international investments for the first time ever last year. entity that's investible by investors in the U.S.

Getaround tops up $25M debt financing to its $140M Series E

TechCrunch

Silicon Valley peer-to-peer car rental startup Getaround has secured a $25 million loan from Horizon Technology Finance Corporation. Dan Devorsetz , Horizon’s chief investment officer, told TechCrunch that venture debt has been a part of Getaround’s financing strategy for 2020. “It

Alexa von Tobel outlines how founders should manage personal finances

TechCrunch

Few people are more knowledgable on the topic of how founders should manage their finances than Alexa von Tobel. Startup founders can often put all their money into their venture and end up paying more attention to the finances of their company than their own bank account.

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. Round sizes of > $100 million or more now account for 47% of all VC dollars (62% if you count rounds > $50 million) This has made venture capital significantly more valuable for VCs and LPs who invest in the best companies As part of our study we noticed a trend many have spotted but few have explained?—?why

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. Like it or not – finance is a major job function in any company – startup or public company. I didn’t invest in Orgoo but by the time he launched Ad.ly Everyone seems to be in such a rush to get shacked up these days.

Japan’s NTT Finance establishes strategic venture investment partnership with Israel’s OurCrowd

OurCrowd

Tokyo/Jerusalem – March 16, 2021 – NTT Finance , a subsidiary of NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone), announced today that it will establish NTT Finance Israel LP together with OurCrowd. NTT Finance will commit $15 million (1.5

Savannah Fund launches $25M fund to invest in African startups at seed and Series A

TechCrunch

Some of its well-known investments include South African car subscription company, FlexClub; Kenyan on-demand logistics company, Sendy; and Nigerian fintech company, Lidya. This is the second fund for the nine-year-old Mauritius-headquartered investment firm.

Titan nabs $12.5M for ‘next generation’ investment management

TechCrunch

Titan , a startup that is building a retail investment management platform aimed at millennials, has closed on $12.5 We came from two different backgrounds with respect to investing,” Percoco recalled. “He Titan algorithmically invests for you.

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.

The global inequity in venture financing is staggering

TechCrunch

And yet, given rising populations of people ready to jump into a more digital future, investment in some less-mature startup markets is lower than you’d think. I’ve pulled Crunchbase and PitchBook data to peek at what they say about African startup investment thus far in 2021.

SoftBank-backed Volpe Capital raises $80M to invest in LatAm

TechCrunch

They’re also investing in funds. Today, Volpe Capital announced the $80 million first close of its fund targeting high growth technology investments in Latin America. Volpe also received a “large anchor investment” from its management team.

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. Circles are separately managed private funds that invest in companies on the CircleUp platform. They are intended to provide investors an alternative to direct investments in companies.

Interview on Revenue-Based Finance and Flexible VC

David Teten - VC

Keith Harrington of Novel Growth Partners and Founder, Revenue-Based Finance Network , just posted the recording of an interview with me on revenue-based investing ; flexible VC ; and their future.

Interview on Revenue-Based Finance and Flexible VC

David Teten - VC

Keith Harrington of Novel Growth Partners and Founder, Revenue-Based Finance Network , just posted the recording of an interview with me on revenue-based investing ; flexible VC ; and their future.

Singapore-based open finance startup Finantier gets backing from Y Combinator

TechCrunch

Finantier , a Singapore-based open finance startup, wants to streamline that data with a single API that gives financial services access to user data, with their consent. Open finance grew out of open banking, the same framework that Plaid and Tink are built on.

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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Teen banking service Step raises $100M Series C, announces Steph Curry’s investment

TechCrunch

The new round also includes participation from Step’s existing investors, Coatue, Stripe, Charli D’Amelio, The Chainsmokers, Will Smith and Jeffrey Katzenberg, and brings on newcomer Franklin Templeton, signaling a plan to move into investments is on the horizon.

What’s going on with fintech venture capital investment?

TechCrunch

But we can get a peek at a critical part of the VC universe early, thanks to a preview of global fintech investment results from CB Insights. The dataset deals with worldwide investments into fintech companies from the start of October through December 12th.