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

The Globalization Of Venture Capital Investing

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

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. The emergence of raising money and supporting investments on Zoom has made it possible to have a much broader reach than was possible a few years ago.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

11 angel investing lessons

Venture Hacks

Spearhead asked me to write a post on angel investing when they first launched. Charlie Munger says investing requires a latticework of mental models. Here are 11 lessons for your angel investing lattice: If you can’t decide, the answer is no. Investing takes years to learn, but improves for a lifetime. Invest only in technology. Incentives make for bad investing advice. If you can’t decide on an investment, the answer is no.

Short Term Investment Money

GAN

There are several types of initial investment money. These cash invest in low-risk, high-quality investments. These money are usually used by investors to temporarily shop and copy funds to other, higher-return investments.

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.

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.

How Venture Capitalist Diane Yoo Chooses Her Startup Investments

StartupNation

With so many entrepreneurs and startup ventures seeking investment opportunities, it’s crucial that venture capitalists (VCs) create a list of criteria they want their potential investments to meet. Also by Diane Yoo: The Venture Capital Diversity Gap.

Egyptian investment app Thndr nabs $20M from Tiger Global, Prosus Ventures and others

TechCrunch

But as a relatively young population, most of them have minimal equity market and investment exposure. The company has raised a $20 million Series A round to democratize investing in the Middle East and North Africa. We’re big on building an investment supermarket.

The Changing Venture Landscape

Both Sides of the Table

And the loosening of federal monetary policies, particularly in the US, has pushed more dollars into the venture ecosystems at every stage of financing. how on Earth could the venture capital market stand still? That used to be called A-round investing.

Why and How Companies Must Prepare for ESG Investing

StartupNation

Historically, revenue, capital growth and safety of returns have been the key determinants used by investors when making any investment decision. What is ESG investing? ESG investing is a new way of looking at investing. ESG investment trends.

Stock Dilution in Startup Investing?—?Good or Bad?

propel(x)

Stock Dilution in Startup Investing?—?Good So, you have taken the plunge and invested in a startup and received your stock. Let us say you invest in the seed round of a startup that has issued 10m shares at a valuation of $0.10 for the original investment.

Google’s Africa Investment Fund makes first investment in Uganda’s SafeBoda

TechCrunch

Internet giant Google announced today that it has made the first investment from its Africa Investment Fund in Ugandan super app SafeBoda. Collectively , they have raised over $100 million in venture capital. Google sets up $50M fund to invest in African startups.

Columbus-based Tribevest bags $3M for its collaborative investing platform

TechCrunch

The brothers had dreams of finding their own financial freedom through investing in real estate, but didn’t have enough individual capital to go into business alone. “On It also offers tools including a business ledger for groups to track their investment performance. .

How Startups Can Navigate the Change in Investment Climate Due to COVID-19

500

The challenge remains, however, of navigating the current investment climate, and we want to help our founders as much as possible in this unknown landscape. The post How Startups Can Navigate the Change in Investment Climate Due to COVID-19 appeared first on 500 Startups.

The Common Denominator Among Our 25 Startup Investments

GAN

This past week, I took a look at the 25 investments that GAN Ventures has made so far. Meaning, I started to ask myself, “Is there any similar trait or feature that each of the companies in the GAN Ventures portfolio share?” Meaning, companies that are poised for returns you’d expect in a venture fund. I’m not saying all of this as shameless self-promotion of GAN Ventures or our portfolio companies themselves.

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

iMCI managed investment funds

Innovation 2 Enterprise

OCAST TBFP has made 151 investments in 139 companies totaling $12.95 A state-funded investment fund that provides concept, seed and start-up equity investments to Oklahoma-based, innovative businesses. OSCF has closed 82 investments totaling $31 million in 44 companies.

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?

Creative Juice launches a $50M fund to invest in creators

TechCrunch

They refer to distributing “Juice Funds,” their investments in creators, as underwriting creator businesses or as revenue-based financing. I wish there was a way to invest in social media influencers!

Qualcomm Ventures invests in four 5G startups

TechCrunch

Qualcomm Ventures , Qualcomm’s investment arm, today announced four new strategic investments in 5G-related startups. ” So far, Qualcomm Ventures has invested over $170 million in the 5G ecosystem, including this new batch.

Seed, Sow, Water, Grow: 4 Expert Tips to Secure Angel Investment for Your New Business Venture

Bryan Janeczko

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.

Six Reasons Not to Invest in a Venture Capital Fund

This is going to be BIG.

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.

What is pro rata and why does it matter when investing in startups?

propel(x)

What are pro rata investment rights? Pro rata investment rights give an investor the right (but not the obligation) to invest in future funding rounds, so they can maintain their percentage ownership of the company. was originally published in Investing in Deep Technology?—?Dissected

4 essential truths about venture investing

TechCrunch

Alex Iskold is a co-founder and managing partner at 2048 Ventures , an early-stage lead investor in technology and data companies. After making pre-seed investments for seven years, I have observed how different the pre-seed stage is from Series A and later-stage investing.

Why My Attempt to Raise a $100M Venture Fund Failed

Entrepreneur's Handbook

investing venture-capital sustainability entrepreneurship startup4 key reasons my sustainability VC fund hit a dead end Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

Why I Only Invest in US-Based Startups

Entrepreneur's Handbook

And What to Do to Get American Investment Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». investment venture-capital startup entrepreneurship angel-investors

Gradient Ventures backs Mentum’s goal to democratize investment services in LatAm

TechCrunch

Investment in stocks or retirement accounts can seem like a complicated process if you are not sure where to begin. The trio, who participated in Y Combinator’s summer 2021 cohort, come from a mixture of backgrounds in payments, technology, APIs and investment services.

Jakarta-based investment app Pluang raises $55M led by Accel

TechCrunch

Jakarta-based investment app Pluang announced that it has raised $55 million led by Accel. Existing investors Square Peg, Go-Ventures and Openspace Ventures also contributed. . The app is also launching a new features that will users to invest in fractional U.S.

What you should know about working with corporate venture investment committees

TechCrunch

Brian Walsh is the head of WIND Ventures , the venture capital arm of COPEC, a leading energy company in Central and South America and the U.S. WIND Ventures provides mobility, energy and retail startups and scaleups with access to Latin America. The arbiters of investment.

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

Black Ops Ventures launches to invest in Black founders

TechCrunch

The venture capital market is on a tear , pumping capital into a host of startups around the world. While the venture capital boom of the last few years has helped a great number of founders, the capital is not landing equally.

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

Newsletter: Top Investment Opportunities

OurCrowd

Join OurCrowd as we invest in Sfara , a US-based company that leads this market, replacing specialized in-vehicle hardware previously required, with software-only technology based on smartphones. The post Newsletter: Top Investment Opportunities appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.