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.

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.

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Our Investment Framework Post-COVID-19

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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.

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.

5 Things VC Associates Wish Founders Knew Before Their Call

Dream It

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.

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.

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.

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.

OC50: Diversified Investing in Venture Capital

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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.

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 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.

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

Playing the Long Game in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

 —  @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. My first ever investment as a VC was Invoca. Entrada Ventures? —?that

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Rebranded Toyota Ventures invests $300 million in emerging tech and carbon neutrality 

TechCrunch

Toyota AI Ventures, Toyota’s standalone venture capital fund, has dropped the “AI” and is reborn as, simply, Toyota Ventures. So while Toyota Venturesinvestment approach isn’t changing, it’s broadening the scope of startups it will consider investing in. . “AI

Best Buy investing millions in Brown Venture Group, a firm exclusively backing BIPOC founders

TechCrunch

As part of the retail giant’s self-proclaimed mission to better address underrepresentation and technology inequities, the company announced today that it is investing up to $10 million in Brown Venture Group.

Goodyear Ventures, Porsche Ventures invest in virtual sensing company Tactile Mobility

TechCrunch

The funding round, which brings Tactile’s total funding to $47 million, was led by Delek Motors, with strategic investment from Goodyear Ventures and Porsche Ventures and support from Union Group, The Group Ventures, Zvi Neta (AEV), Giora Ackerstein and Doron Livnat.

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.

Three Things to Know Before Investing in Venture Capital

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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 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.

i2E joins with OLSF Ventures, others in $4.5 million investment in Access Optics

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Investment allows company to develop new medical devices critical to cutting-edge surgeries and medical diagnostics. Contact: William Paiva, Managing Partner, OLSF Ventures. BROKEN ARROW, OK – OLSF Ventures (OLSF) recently led a $4.5 managing partner of OLSF Ventures.

Khosla Ventures debuts first opportunity fund

TechCrunch

Today, Khosla Ventures said it raised over $550 million for its first Opportunity Fund. Samir Kaul, managing partner, Khosla Ventures. We like to invest in the entire lifecycle and this allows us to do that,” he added.

New venture fund aims to become the ‘investment and innovation arm’ of the autism community

TechCrunch

The fund’s mission is to “revolutionize the status quo for diagnosing treating and living with autism through a venture-capital model.” So far, AIF has invested in seven early-stage companies. For nearly a decade, Male operated his family’s investment office.

Listen Up! Why Revolution Ventures is Investing in Indianapolis-based Casted

Revolution

By Revolution Ventures Managing Partner David Golden and VP Alex Shtarkman As voracious consumers of podcasting content, we could not be more excited to announce our investment in Indianapolis-based Casted , a company reinventing the traditional digital content marketing playbook.

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?

Indonesian investment platform Ajaib gets $25 million Series A led by Horizons Venture and Alpha JWC

TechCrunch

Ajaib Group , an online investment platform that says it now runs the fifth-largest stock brokerage in Indonesia by number of trades, announced it has raised a $25 million Series A led by Horizons Ventures, the venture capital firm founded by Li Ka-Shing, and Alpha JWC.

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.