Our Investment Framework Post-COVID-19

500

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Meme Investing

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

It may be silly and crazy, but it has also been a good investment for my friend and anyone who bought it in the early years. The combination of memes and investing is a powerful cocktail that I have been ignoring for a long time, probably incorrectly. More recently we have seen meme investing move into public market stocks like Gamestop, AMC Theaters, Wendy’s, and more. It is easy to dismiss meme investing.

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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.

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.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

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

500 actively invested in founders who were diverse or were building for diverse customers; we shunned manels by making sure to feature female speakers at our events, so that it wasn’t predominantly men doing the talking.

My 1985 Nike Air Jordan Investment

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

This page shows the highlights of this sale, including a video, a link to the investment deck, and a link to the offering circular. Earlier this week I purchased 1% of a collection of five 1985 Nike Air Jordan sneakers using our portfolio company Otis’ mobile app.

To succeed as an entrepreneur, make these 8 investments

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Invest in Yourself. We all invest our time and money in people and things. The best investment for entrepreneurs is always going to be in themselves. This could mean your health, education, well-being or relationships—anything that can fine-tune and improve your life will bring the highest return on investment because the cost is often very small. Invest in yourself in both small and big ways. Invest in Your Business. Invest in Tax Strategy.

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. If you are heavily invested in something that doesn’t work, it hurts.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow-up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

Startup Investment 101: Investment Rounds Explained

Onevest

By Michael Whitehouse Investment rounds are an essential part of the startup investment journey. The terminology used to describe these investment rounds can seem daunting, but it needn't be. A big part of this is understanding the various rounds of investment out there so that they may be negotiated with ease and confidence. Seed Investment This is the first type of investment round on offer through a startup. Startup Investing

Real estate investing giant Fundrise breaks into venture capital

TechCrunch

Investing in private markets has long been reserved for the ultra-rich. Miller’s strategy of using tech to drive down the costs associated with real estate investing seems to have paid off despite the initial pushback.

Investing In You

Entrepreneurs' Organization

In early 2018, we happened to fall into one of those phases where we had lots of new cases requiring lots of up-front investments in records, experts and filing fees. During periods of abundance, I can then invest in myself and my future—by spending money on vacations, vehicles or real estate.

ECHO Investment Capital BIO

Innovation 2 Enterprise

The post ECHO Investment Capital BIO appeared first on i2E. OKBio Christian Kanady ECHO investment Capital Wheeler BioTo read the full 2022 i&E OKBIO Edition, click here.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

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.

Investing In Learning

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

USV has invested in the education sector for a bit more than ten years. We have focused on “direct to learner” businesses and have mostly avoided investing in companies that sell to the established education system. We hope to find more businesses like this to invest in as we think we are just at the beginning of rethinking how we want to learn and educate. We kicked things off with an event we called Hacking Education back in March 2009.

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

Angel Investing by the Numbers: Valuation, Capitalization and Startup Economics

The Seraf Compass

In the world of startup company investing, the best-known investors are those who invest in the tiny percentage of companies that make it big. Should a typical angel investor apply the “swing for the fences” approach to their personal investing

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

YLAI Goes Green: Investing in a Sustainable Future

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Investing in a Sustainable Future. When it comes to preserving and protecting the Earth for our communities and the generations to come to have access to green spaces, clean water and air, and health, it’ll take a collective investment far more significant than any individual.

All Investing Has Impact

This is going to be BIG.

I've always had a problem with the term "impact investing". It's as if the investments that you made that aren't part of an impact investing strategy hang from the ceiling Mission Impossible style in a temperature controlled environment making no discernable impact on stakeholder's lives. Yet, no one is rushing to classify an urban delivery company as an "impact investment", even though they probably should.

TechCrunch: Where top VCs are investing in construction robotics

Dream It

Matt Murphy and Grace Ge, Menlo Ventures Which trends are you most excited about in construction robotics from an investing perspective? We are active in construction with investments such as HOVER and Fieldwire and believe the entire sector is right for a digital and automation overhaul.

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.

Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

In 2019, DiscoverOrg commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate sales and marketing intelligence practices in the B2B space. The primary takeaway? Forrester found only 1.2% of companies achieved a score indicating maturity in data management practices. However, organizations are fighting back - and winning.

The Social Subsidy of Angel Investing

Alex Danco

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.

Revolution Growth Invests in Meati, the Mushroom-Root Superfood

Revolution

Revolution Growth Invests in Meati, the Mushroom-Root Superfood was originally published in Revolution on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story

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. Google sets up $50M fund to invest in African startups.

A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's not efficient to be in active recruitment mode all the time. It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. Download the guide to help you build a recruitment strategy that attracts both active and passive candidates.

How I Invest

Both Sides of the Table

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. I know now that investments will consume many hours including late nights / early mornings and weekends. Often as I describe to people privately why I invested the first reaction is not to immediately get it.

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.

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.

Why not all VCs are ready to embrace AI-powered investment tools

TechCrunch

Given that potential, it’s not surprising that enterprising investment firms have looked to leverage AI to inform their decision-making. AI’s strength lies in its predictive prowess.

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. .

Timing Is Everything: Angel Investing Success

The Seraf Compass