The Globalization Of Venture Capital Investing

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

But until very recently, raising capital for your startup was significantly easier if it was located in the major startup hubs, most notably Silicon Valley. 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.

5 Things VC Associates Wish Founders Knew Before Their Call

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The venture capital screening call is an important step to get right in due diligence. Alana suggests that before speaking to an associate, you gain a basic understanding of the fund’s focus and stages they invest in.

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Playing the Long Game in Venture Capital

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 —  @jasonlk How the Long Game Has Benefitted Upfront I was thinking about it this morning in particular and thinking about my own personal investment history. The abundance of late-stage capital is good for us all. My first ever investment as a VC was Invoca.

The Future of Corporate Venture Capital

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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

Venture capital undermines human rights

TechCrunch

The future of technology is determined by a handful of venture capitalists. The world’s 10 leading venture capital firms have, together, invested over $150 billion in technology startups. There is a startling lack of diversity within the venture capital sector.

Lessons from a Diverse Venture Capital Portfolio

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Brooklyn Bridge Ventures , the pre-seed and seed stage VC fund I run in NYC, has invested in 64 companies in the last six and a half years. The diversity is the direct result of our mission—to build the most accessible venture capital fund in NY. When you conflate hyperbole for ambition and realism for lack of aggressiveness, you will ultimately wind up shutting out a lot of groups from the game of risk seeking capital and opportunity.

The Venture Capital Diversity Gap and Why It Matters

StartupNation

Despite the growth in awarded venture capital (VC) funds, a staggering disparity remains between the amount of total VC funds invested in entrepreneurs and the portion of those funds invested in ventures founded and/or led by women—particularly women of color.

Six Reasons Not to Invest in a Venture Capital Fund

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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.

Ten Realities of Taking Venture Capital Money

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If you take venture capital money. 3) You will almost certainly take more venture capital money after that. 8) There are smaller exit opportunities you will not be able to take because your capital structure makes them financially unattractive. 9) You will own less and less of your company over time as you take on additional investment. 10) You will face more competition as venture investment signals that what you''re doing may be attractive.

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.

Venture capital probably isn’t dead

TechCrunch

Venture capitalists are chatting this week about a recent piece from The Information titled “ The End of Venture Capital as We Know It.” A capital explosion. Lessin notes that venture capitalists once made risky wagers on companies that often withered away.

OC50: Diversified Investing in Venture Capital

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Why Latin American venture capital is breaking records this year

TechCrunch

Today we’re wrapping our multi-week exploration of the global venture capital market’s second-quarter performance. At a glance, the Latin American venture capital and startup market appears similar to what we’ve seen from other growing ecosystems. A venture capital wave.

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

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On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? Me: When an investor signs a note with a cap they must assume they are willing to pay the cap or why would they invest? Me: So, who was willing to invest in that? Doesn’t their investment determine the price of the next round? I have never come across a sophisticated A, B or C round venture capitalist who thinks convertible notes are a smart move for entrepreneur or investor. This week.

The Thin Skin of the Venture Capital Market

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The fact is, it''s just not cool to criticize the investing side of the venture capital market. But can''t I disagree with him on an investment? Why does it seem to automatically make someone an a **e to be critical of an investment? For the most part, journalists give startups a free pass when venture capital money is raised or when companies that clearly seem to have failed get "acquired". Venture Capital & Technology

How to Fix a Racially Biased Venture Capital Model and Commit to Diversity in Entrepreneurship

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In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and nationwide protests, venture capital firms are making newfound commitments to invest in, or at least evaluate, potential investments that are led by diverse founders. Supporting companies post-investment.

10 Misperceptions About Venture Capital

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Not every company raises venture capital—most don’t. We, on the other hand, *need* to invest our money, so we don’t have the luxury of turning down good deals if they come along. Different investors are good at different things—and they provide different levels of engagement depending on stage and how much they have invested in you. Venture Capital & TechnologyTweet. 1) You need it.

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Venture Capital Investment at Record Numbers in First Half of 2021 (Episode 268)

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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?

Money. show me! If you want to change Venture Capital, focus on LPs. #openlp

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In venture, it’s all about getting an opportunity to make partner and being included in the carry—the economic upside of a fund. It would be a directive to literally invest in the talent base—to create a path for influence and economic mobility within a firm.

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. In the end I know the only true differentiator in venture capital is the company you keep. Venture Capital is a people business.

A Guide to Venture Capital Funding video game startups

Entrepreneur's Handbook

I often get requests from early stage video game-related startups asking for intros to investors who invest in games. startup gaming fundraising video-games-industry venture-capital

Data show 2021 was a bonkers, record-setting year for venture capital

TechCrunch

Venture capitalists went hard in 2021. Data collected from a number of sources indicates that last year set venture capital records around the world. Today’s startup boom, from a venture capital perspective, is a wide-ranging and incredibly expensive enterprise.

My Least Favorite Part of Venture Capital

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The reality is, any price that I put down at the stage that I invest isn't going to feel like enough--and if it doesn't feel like enough, I'm probably grossly overpaying. What they aren't, however, is harder working--and I have to say, it really bugs me when I invest in someone super early and then the next round comes in and the price isn't that much higher than what I paid for it. I'm a lead investor.

Three Things to Know Before Investing in Venture Capital

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The post Three Things to Know Before Investing in Venture Capital appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. Canadian Investors investing investor ourcrowd vc venture capital

Faulty Logic in the Venture Capital and Female Founder Discussion

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We all have our inherent biases and what I am not arguing here is that the venture capital world is a fair playing field for anyone. I repeat: I AM NOT ARGUING THAT VENTURE CAPITAL IS FAIR TO ANYONE. billion went to women-led ventures.". We really don''t know, because we''re missing some critical information: HOW MANY WOMEN ARE SEEKING VENTURE CAPITAL? I AM NOT ARGUING THAT WOMEN AREN''T SEEKING VENTURE CAPITAL.

What to Expect When You're Expecting Venture Capital Returns

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One of the first things I did when I joined the venture asset class as a lowly institutional LP analyst in 2001 was to build the VC fund cashflow model. Just about every analyst who looks at fund investing has built one. You incorporate expected company returns, mortality rates, and fee structures to try to predict how a venture capital fund works from a cash in, cash out, and NAV standpoint. Venture capital is all about finding the extraordinary.

How To Raise Venture Capital Fast?—?Tips From An Investment Banker (Turned Startup Founder)

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venture-capital startup how-to entrepreneurship foundersCalibrate’s Isabelle Kenyon raised $27 million via virtual meetings Here are her tips and tricks for rapid long-distance fundraising. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

What’s going on with fintech venture capital investment?

TechCrunch

Over the next few weeks, the venture capital industry will compile and release data concerning its Q4 2020 performance, capping a year that saw the world of private capital freeze , thaw and burn. What happened to fintech venture capital investment in Q4 and 2020?

What Does Michigan Venture Capital Look Like Today? These 3 Business Moguls Discuss

StartupNation

StartupNation founder and CEO, Jeff Sloan, shares a conversation with Ara Topouzian, e xecutive director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association and RJ King, editor of DBusiness Magazine , on the status of venture capital in Michigan today.

The Trouble with Venture Capital Data

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There aren't many people who get the chance to analyze venture capital fund return data. Analyzing venture returns without even looking at the 90's? Looking at interim IRRs of young funds, especially during boom periods in venture isn't predictive of outcomes. Making investment decisions based on the private company markup of the last idiot who put money into something to get a preferred share that comes out first if s**t hits the fan.

Our Investment Framework Post-COVID-19

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Allocate banks $5M to open up venture capital fund access

TechCrunch

The world of venture capital investing is a relatively small one, and relationship-based to boot. By the time they met, Yang was working in the nonprofit world, and said they began talking about the friction between the nonprofit and venture capital worlds.

How Angel and Venture Capital Funding Shape the Future of Innovation

StartupNation

W h en many people think of how the business sector relates to startup companies and the venture funding that invests in them, the perception is that this part of the economy is irrelevant and doesn’t impact the average person’s life. How significant is venture capital funding?

The early-stage venture capital market is weird and chaotic

TechCrunch

The Vision Fund poured capital into a host of companies with big plans, or what could at least be construed as grandiose hypotheses about the future. billion in a blizzard of deals , SoftBank left the venture capital market changed.

How public markets can help address venture capital’s limitations

TechCrunch

British venture capital firm Draper Esprit recently moved its listing from the AIM to the main board in London, the LSE. Draper has always felt like something of an anomaly from our perspective, a generalist venture capital firm that was itself public.

Accessibility as an Advantage in Venture Capital: Why Creating Value for Everyone in the Community Wins

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Today's top founders will undoubtedly start something new in the future, but they won't make up the majority of innovators going forward--just as prior generations of venture backed founders don't make up a majority of those who are succeeding today. Opening up our circle to create and scale genuine engagement for people outside of typical venture networks is how we do business—and we’re getting exceptional deal flow because of that.

How to Get into Venture Capital - An Update

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About seven years ago, I wrote a post on breaking into venture capital and I continue to point the five or six people a week who ask me how to break into venture. The candidates for venture capital roles are already out there and usually in plain sight and there simply wasn''t anyone out there doing what Amrit was doing who wasn''t already fulltime at a firm. but in a city like New York, with it''s access to capital, "getting in" shouldn''t be the hard part.