Our Investment Framework Post-COVID-19

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Why I Only Invest in US-Based Startups

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Startup Investment 101: Investment Rounds Explained

Onevest

By Michael Whitehouse Investment rounds are an essential part of the startup investment journey. Something that we state to our members at 1000 Angels , the private investor network that connects startups with investors, is that If you are a new investor in the startup marketplace, then you will need to quickly familiarize yourself with each round. The terminology used to describe these investment rounds can seem daunting, but it needn't be.

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.

5 Things VC Associates Wish Founders Knew Before Their Call

Dream It

In this Dreamit Dose, associates Alana Hill and I, Elliot Levy , offer five things we wish founders knew after screening over 1,000 startups in the last year. Alana suggests that before speaking to an associate, you gain a basic understanding of the fund’s focus and stages they invest in.

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.

STARTUPS RECEIVE INVESTMENT FROM BEN FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Every year, dozens of PA startups get their start with Ben Franklin Technology Partners. WE INVEST IN INNOVATION. . The post STARTUPS RECEIVE INVESTMENT FROM BEN FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS appeared first on BFTP/CNP.

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

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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. But, there’s one thing that really stood out when I looked back over our list of investments to date and it’s the fourth trait we look for when considering companies—. I’m saying this because I want you to know who most often gets investment from us—founders who are truly passionate about what they do.

Why Investing in Female Founders Matters Now More Than Ever

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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.

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. Investments can start as low as IDR 10,000 (or less than $1 USD) in gold, indexes, mutual funds and crypto assets. Southeast Asian startups to watch in 2022.

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. Before launching the fund, Google proved helpful in startups’ journeys via its Google for Startups Accelerator Africa program.

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.

Why Becoming a Dad Makes Me Want to Invest in More Startups

This is going to be BIG.

She was born 10 weeks early, on Labor Day, and like startups never are, has performed up and to the right nearly every single day that she’s been alive. It would be easy to assume that now that I’m a parent, my deal pace of 8-10 deals per year might slow down—but I’ve realized something: I’m more motivated than ever to lead pre-seed and seed rounds in NYC startups because I have a daughter. These are solutions I want to invest in. This is my daughter, Mirren.

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. Investments that don’t work haunt me. And investments that don’t work are often failures of execution. It happens regularly in the startup world. If you are heavily invested in something that doesn’t work, it hurts.

Is Startup Investing Right For You?

Onevest

By Tim Houghten Startup investing may be right for the many individuals in the U.S., Why invest in startups offline or online via platforms like 1000 Angels ? What role should startup investing play in your financial plan? What’s the smartest way to embrace this type of investment? A quick review of the 2015 Forbes list of the richest billionaires shows that virtually all members are invested in businesses in some aspect. Invest in Startups.

Launch413 Featured on Angel Invest Boston

Paul G. Silva

I’ve been a fan for years, and now Launch413 and I have the honor of being on the Angel Invest Boston podcast. Listen to hear how Launch413 helps startup CEO’s beat the odds and attain sustained success. LinkedIn post w/ mini-video | main interview page. Innovation Accelerator

The State of Startups

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Lately, I’ve been often asked how startups are handling COVID-19. Based on my conversations with GAN Accelerators, GAN Corporate Partners, GSSN Studios, and the startups GAN Ventures has invested in, here is how startups seem to be faring in this season.

Zoom announces first startups receiving funding from $100M investment fund

TechCrunch

To that end it made three announcements last year: Zoom Apps development tools , the Zoom Apps marketplace and a $100 million development fund to invest in some of the more promising startups building tools on top of their platform. Zoom launches $100M Zoom Apps investment fund.

Twitter invests in avatar startup Facemoji

TechCrunch

Avatar startups have come and gone over the past few years, but the future that many of the entrepreneurs behind them originally imagined has proven more or less accurate. Facemoji’s startup competitors have been getting acquired at an increasingly rapid pace.

Why We Invest in Authentic Founders

GAN

When GAN Ventures considers whether to invest in a startup, we look for four primary things: Authentic founders: Founders that know their own strengths and weaknesses and aren’t afraid to ask for help. Startups that are positioned for venture scale: We focus on venture-scale opportunities that have a logical path to a 10x, and a plausible path to a 100x, return on our investment. The post Why We Invest in Authentic Founders appeared first on GAN.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in 14 Tech Startups!   

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Fourteen companies located in central and northern PA recently received an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners that will allow them to further develop and commercialize new products, processes, or software applications. We Invest in Innovation.

AI startup Fractal becomes unicorn with $360 million investment from TPG

TechCrunch

Fractal has raised $360 million from TPG in a new financing round and entered the unicorn club as the Mumbai and New York-based AI startup, which counts Google and Wells Fargo among its customers, scales its offerings and begins preparation for an IPO.

Next Level Entrepreneurship: Investing in a New Generation of Startups

Entrepreneurs' Organization

We brought together the best of all worlds: Conscious customers invested in uplifting the underprivileged, a low-cost and motivated rural workforce, and passionate leaders in urban communities who nurture and grow global opportunities,” Ravi explained in a 2018 interview published on Inc. The program’s name reflects its focus on five pillars for startup success: Customer, Achievement, Recognition, Education and Social.

Declan Kelly Joins Techstars Investment Team

TechStars

Kelly will help Techstars increase connectivity between startups and the global venture community to fuel innovation and growth. In his new role, Kelly will expand Techstars’ global investor ecosystem, with a focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), connecting more investors with some of the most exciting and disruptive startups around the world. . About Techstars Announcements Declan Kelly EMEA investment team investments investors

Tips for Investing in Startups if You're a Celebrity

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Investing in startups is hard and it's going to be hard for you, too. The trusted celeb manager who doesn't know anything about startups, never made an angel investment before, and thinks they're big s**t because some celeb picked them out of a hat to look at deals for them. Celebs are better off investing in a few funds and working with the VCs in those funds that they've built a trusted relationship with to vet deals for them.

iMCI managed investment funds

Innovation 2 Enterprise

This Concept Fund provides pre-seed financing and early stage risk capital to advance scalable startup Oklahoma companies to prove new products and processes. OCAST TBFP has made 151 investments in 139 companies totaling $12.95 PVP has invested $6.75 iMCI Managed Funds.

How African startups raised investments in 2020

TechCrunch

To understand how much growth has occurred, African startups raised a meagre $400 million in 2015 compared to the $2 billion that came into the continent in 2019, according to Africa-focused fund Partech Africa. Did African startups raise $496M, $1B or $2B in 2019?

The Four Cities Every Startup Should Invest in Visiting

Entrepreneurs' Organization

When you’re growing your startup, there’s something to be said for the old-fashioned meet and greet. However, hitting the streets of large cities to chat over coffee can be daunting and expensive for cash-strapped startups.

How I Invest

Both Sides of the Table

I was speaking recently to the team at NuOrder , an LA-based company we’re an investor in about “realism in startups” — an impromptu talk I have given to any of our portfolio companies who ask. 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.

Why the Accelerator Model is Broken—and how 500 Startups is Fixing it

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It’s what led me to San Francisco, and, ultimately, what drew me to 500 Startups. When I moved to San Francisco in 2012, I was working on my fourth startup and looking to join an accelerator. No one would’ve envisioned me as a venture capitalist.

Newsletter: Top Investment Opportunities

OurCrowd

Startup of the Week: Sfara leads an unknown $400B market. Startup of the Week: Sfara: Leading the $400B+ market you don’t know. The post Newsletter: Top Investment Opportunities appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. Airobotics Drone Box to protect Dubai Expo.

E-commerce logistics startup Hive buzzes following $34M investment

TechCrunch

Berlin-based Hive announced $34 million in new investment Wednesday as it continues developing its technology that provides direct-to-consumer brands an alternative way to manage operations. That’s why we doubled down on our investment in this round.”.

8 Ways to Identify the Perfect Startup Investment

Onevest

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. On one hand there are so many startup founders out there that it is very difficult to identify which ones have the best chance of success and producing a profit for investors. Invest in startups.

Zoom launches $100M Zoom Apps investment fund

TechCrunch

Today the company announced a $100 million investment fund to encourage the most promising startups using the Zoom toolset to launch a business by giving them funding, while using that as a springboard to encourage other developers to take advantage of the tooling on the platform.

Why @UpfrontVC invested in Disruptive Rental Car Startup @Skurt

Both Sides of the Table

Surely the startup can do better. But it wasn’t until I met the team from Skurt that I felt compelled to invest. They found a model to transform the entire experience and deliver a mobile-first product that is as good as using Hotel Tonight or Hipmunk (in fact, the founder & CEO of Hipmunk liked the product so much he invested!). Startup LessonsRental cars.

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.