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How to Get a VC's Attention at an IRL Event

This is going to be BIG.

What Alan recognized was that most IRL forums and networking events are absolutely awful places to pitch and here’s why: 1) When a VC shows up in person, they’re looking to replicate the kind of top of the funnel they would get in an hour or two’s worth of e-mail, and that’s not going to happen if you corral them into a corner for 30 minutes.

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What Does the Post Crash VC Market Look Like?

Both Sides of the Table

Pitchbook estimates that there is about $290 billion of VC “overhang” (money waiting to be deployed into tech startups) in the US alone and that’s up more than 4x in just the past decade. What is a VC To Do? I can’t speak for every VC, obviously. What Does the Post Crash VC Market Look Like? super size or super focus.

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I realized a long time ago that the VC’s customer is the founder/CEO/portfolio company and that our investors (called LPs in VC speak) are our “shareholders” That was a very defining moment for me and has clarified what matters the most in a VC firm. That can work too.

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Venture Capital Prospecting: How To Raise a VC Fund [Part I]

The Seraf Compass

A decade or two ago, most of the new funds were traditional VC funds located in technology hubs in the US and a few other countries around the globe. One of the biggest trends we witnessed over the past few years is the rapid pace of new early stage venture fund formation combined with significant growth in the amount of capital invested.

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Versatile VC Webinar: Thursday, Sep. 28, Noon EST

David Teten VC

Versatile VC is hosting a one-hour interactive webinar on Thursday, September 28, at noon EST. We’ll discuss Versatile VC ‘s strategy, how we see the market, and some of the opportunities we think are exciting. We have the flexibility to invest using both traditional and alternative VC structures.

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Alternative VC Tech Stack: Chisos structured finance

David Teten VC

Q: What is CISA and how does it compare to other alternative VC models? Oftentimes our investments are in companies with little revenue or traction, making them more difficult to finance from a traditional VC/angel perspective. These may indicate room for Versatile VC to build or invest in a startup addressing that need.

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My Thoughts on the Current Market: on 20-Minute VC

Both Sides of the Table

Several years ago I made an appearance in a burgeoning new podcast called “20 Minute VC,” which by now needs no introduction. In the private markets it’s much harder to know and you’ll have VCs who don’t want to take “mark downs” so may not immediately encourage you to accept a new reality. What is the Most Important Role a VC Plays?

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