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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Many founders want to do SAFE note financings for their early rounds to save time and money. My response to that is “let’s do a priced round, we can use a standard financing form we both like, we won’t use a lawyer on our side, and we can close in a week.” ” The key to being able to do that is the availability of standard financing forms. Many venture law firms and also the NVCA have published standard forms on the web.

Embedded finance startup Banxware raises €4M seed

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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. Leading the round is Force over Mass, and VR Ventures.

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Personal finance startup Truebill raises $17M

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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.

ErudiFi raises $5 million Series A to give students in Southeast Asia more education financing options

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Based in Singapore, ErudiFi wants to help more students in Southeast Asia stay in school by giving them affordable financing options. The startup announced today it has raised a $5 million Series A, co-led by Monk’s Hill Ventures and Qualgro.

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

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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. Thomas Rush. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

As venture capital rebounds, what’s going on with venture debt?

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The American venture capital world has staged an impressive comeback from the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those tailwinds helped the venture capital world get back into its own game in a big way, leading to Q3 being an outsized quarter for domestic venture capital activity.

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

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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

What I wish I’d known about venture capital when I was a founder

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Andy Areitio is a partner at the early-stage fund TheVentureCity , a new venture and acceleration model that helps diverse founders achieve global impact. So, I’ve decided to share the main lessons about VC that I wish I’d known when I was a startup founder chasing venture capital.

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

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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

Twinco Capital scores €3M for its supply chain finance solution

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Twinco Capital , a Madrid and Amsterdam-based startup making it easier to access supply chain finance, has raised €3 million in funding. Leading the round is Spanish VC fund Mundi Ventures, with participation from previous backer Finch Capital and several unnamed angels.

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

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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.

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

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But I do have some insight into how this will affect venture markets. When many venture investors are seeing their personal public portfolios tank it creeps into their business lives and creates an emotion that is less risk tolerant whether they’re aware of it or not. I’m not saying I’m not investing – just that I’m generally aware that the market does drive venture capital fundings and I’m very interested to see how September plays out.

Rho, a startup bank aimed at high-growth businesses, raises $15M Series A led by M13 Ventures

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Rho Technologies , the NYC-based fintech behind Rho Business Banking, has raised a $15 million Series A round led by M13 Ventures with participation from Torch Capital and Inspired Capital. Finance Recent Funding Startups TC Banking M13 Ventures Rho Technologies

Prosus Ventures leads $30 million investment in Indian agritech startup DeHaat

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On Tuesday, DeHaat , an online platform that offers full-stack agricultural services to farmers, said it has raised $30 million in a new financing round as the Indian firm looks to maintain its accelerated growth despite the pandemic.

Venture capitalists react to Visa-Plaid deal meltdown

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As strange as it sounds, that’s the leading perspective from venture capitalists concerning Plaid, now that its much-touted sale to Visa has fallen apart. Amy Cheetham , for example, of Costanoa Ventures , said that the result is “good for the company, ultimately.”

When should you go for equity financing?

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Let’s take a few minutes to examine the kind of equity financing available to small or early stage businesses. There is a rather new term for those large, individual investors who are usually former entrepreneurs made rich through sale of their previous ventures. Venture farms.

M1 Finance closes $45M Series C mere months after it raised its $33M Series B

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Just months after it announced a $33 million Series B, Chicago-based M1 Finance today disclosed a $45 Series C. The new financing event was led by Left Lane Capital , the same investor that led M1’s Series B. M1 Finance raises $33M Series B as it reaches $1.45B AUM.

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

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On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? It’s like we need a finance 101 course for entrepreneurs. In finance they call it “terminal value” but the truth is the price is as arbitrary at your A round as it is at your seed round. Plus, if you price it then when you go to your next round of financing there is no haggling with future investors on what the note should be priced at. This week.

Revenue-Based Finance interview: February 23rd, 1pm ET

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Alternative VC Venture Capital Versatile VCKeith Harrington of Novel Growth Partners and Founder, RBFNetwork , is hosting an interview with me February 23rd at 1pm ET.

You can start a venture fund if you’re not rich; here’s how

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For years — decades, even — there was little question about whether you could become a venture capitalist if you weren’t comfortable financially. ” Explore management fee offsets , which investors in venture funds often determine to be reasonable.

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

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An Impact-Investing Success Story: Goldman Sachs-Backed Fintech Fuels Double Bottom Line by Investing in International Students A new study by MPOWER Financing (Dreamit Spring 2016 alum) highlights the dramatic impact of no-cosigner loans for international and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students on campus diversity, gender equity, and financial inclusion. About MPOWER Financing MPOWER Financing, headquartered in Washington, D.C.,

How Venture Funding For Early-Stage Startups Will Change During the COVID-19 Crisis

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In New York, for instance, there are now venture funds with a West Coast mentality and firms with an East Coast mentality; the same is true for firms in San Francisco. Will a financial crisis affect how venture funds deploy capital? At a high level, venture funds collect money from limited partners (LPs), which usually consist of high net worth individuals, endowments, foundations, and family offices. Do startups need to conduct due diligence on a venture fund’s LPs?

United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups

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ImpactAIM Indonesia’s goal is to bridge the world of impact financing with the world of tech startups in Indonesia. The post United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups appeared first on 500 Startups. All imapactaim indonesia indonesia accelerator jakarta Southeast Asia southeast asia accelerator southeast asia startups southeast asia venture capital united nations united nations development program

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

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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. Importantly, we recently announced a $30 million financing that gives us the resources we need to build a global enterprise software company. In the end I know the only true differentiator in venture capital is the company you keep.

BadVR is using government grants to build a business that’s independent of venture capital

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Eventually, the company managed to land additional financing in the form of a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. What the Magic Leap story shows is that companies don’t need to take venture capital to make it. million in financing.

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

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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. Builders VC, a leading venture capital firm with investments in several health tech companies, saw value in NeuroFlow’s technology and the market demand for new solutions closing the divide between mental and physical health.

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Nigerian founders-turn-investors are now running syndicate funds

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However , the whole process proved difficult and the fund wasn’t able to because he was stuck in Nigeria and could not visit London, New York and Washington DC, “where institutional and development finance capital sits.”

Minu, a Mexico City-based, pay-on-demand startup, lands a $14M Series A

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New investors VEF, XYZ Ventures, and FJ Labs, as well as DocuSign founder Tom Gonser and Gusto CFO Mike Dinsdale also participated in the financing. Existing backers QED, Next Billion Ventures, and Village Global also put more money in the company. .

Fintech startup Finix closes on $3M in Black and Latinx investor-led SPV

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Serna, who founded payments infrastructure startup Finix in 2016, had raised more than $95 million in venture funding from the likes of Lightspeed Venture Partners, American Express Ventures, Homebrew, Precursor Ventures, Insight Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Visa and Activant Capital.

A Dallas-based founder looks to tackle the student loan crisis with his startup, College Cash

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In the aftermath of last summer’s protests against police brutality, a number of venture capital firms issued statements decrying institutional racism and pledging to back more underserved founders, spinning up new programs for diverse founders.

Outfund, the revenue-based finance provider for online businesses, raises £37M

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Outfund , the revenue-based finance startup that wants to help online businesses fund growth without giving away equity, has raised £37 million in a “late seed” investment. A mixture of debt and equity, the round is led by Fuel Ventures, alongside TMT Investment.

Lightspeed Venture Partners backs Theta Lake’s video conferencing security tech with $12.7 million

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Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with commitments from Cisco Investments, angel investors from the collaboration and security space, and previous investors Neotribe Ventures, Firebolt Ventures and WestWave Capital, the company said.

First Boulevard raises $5M for its digital bank aimed at Black America

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One of those startups, First Boulevard (formerly called Tenth), has just raised $5 million in seed funding from Barclays, Anthemis and a group of angel investors such as actress Gabrielle Union, Union Square Ventures’ John Buttrick and AutoZone CFO Jamere Jackson.

Do venture capital firms or private equity funds offer debt financing for startups?

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The direct answer to your question is NO, VC and PE funds do not provide debt financing for any companies. For venture capital, this is typically ten times the invested capital, and those returns can only be achieved through equity appreciation, not debt service. Invested Interests debt financing private equity funds startup VCs venture capital firms Their entire business model is based on investing in companies that can potentially offer very high returns.

How International Founders Can Raise US Financing

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Venture investors will probably ask you to follow their process: If they’re interested, they’ll move you to a meeting with multiple partners, then maybe with other partners, then maybe a full partner meeting. When I was a Y Combinator partner, I noticed that more and more of the batches were companies started by international founders. It's now at 35 percent , and because of this a common question I hear now is: How do you set yourself up to raise money in the U.S.?

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

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Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it. There are obvious reasons the industry has had less-than-desirable returns, including: massive over-funding of the sector, huge increases in inexperienced venture capitalists that took a decade to peter out, and the massive correction in the value of the public stock markets that closed many exit opportunities for half a decade. This article originally ran on PEHub.

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

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The other major trend of 2012–2015 was the entrance of “non VCs” into late-stages of venture capital , which mostly consisted of hedge funds, mutual funds, corporate investors, sovereign wealth funds and even LPs doing direct deals. even if it meant investing when a company was already worth billions of dollars (otherwise not known as venture capital).