Valuing a Venture Capital Portfolio

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Those values, on a schedule of investments we publish to our investors every quarter, flow through to our financial statements and capital accounts and establish how much an interest in our partnerships are worth at that time. Every quarter our firm goes through a process to value our entire portfolio.

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. By Elliot Levy , Healthtech Associate at Dreamit Ventures Book Office Hours with me. To get to partners, often you’ll have to go through the associate first.

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Venture Capital - A Practical Guide to Fund Formation and Management

The Seraf Compass

This series of articles is written for fund managers who are creating these new sources of entrepreneur-focused capital today, and those who aspire to start funds in the near future Travel to almost any part of the world these days and you are likely to run into clusters of entrepreneurship.

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. It takes a long time, at least five years and more likely a decade, to know how changes in the startup economy and venture capital will play out. I’ve written a bunch about the globalization of the startup economy. You can start and build a tech company almost anywhere these days.

The Benefits Of Venture Capital In Web3

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

There is a lot of criticism of venture capital in web3. Bitcoin did not have or need venture capital. Ethereum did not have or need venture capital. So why would any web3 project need venture capital? In the age of community-funded projects, why would a web3 project want to take funding from venture capitalists? But venture capitalists do, particularly good, experienced, and confident venture capitalists.

Playing the Long Game in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

The abundance of late-stage capital is good for us all. It’s amazing to me that a company that just a little over 5 years ago was struggling to attract capital at much more than $100 million valuation can now ACQUIRE companies for this amount. Entrada Ventures? —?that

The case for US venture capital outperformance

TechCrunch

After a decade-long bull run, many venture capital funds have found themselves holding overvalued shares of companies whose IPO prospects have been either eliminated or significantly delayed. Startups Venture Column EC Column EC venture capital venture capital venture capital data

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

This is going to be BIG.

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.

WJR Business Beat: Michigan Venture Capital Investment Soars (Episode 450)

StartupNation

On this Business Beat, Jeff says recent statistics validate the vision of Michigan becoming a viable, if not… The post WJR Business Beat: Michigan Venture Capital Investment Soars (Episode 450) appeared first on StartupNation.

5 questions for venture capital in Q3 2022

TechCrunch

That means we’re gearing up for a wave of venture capital data that will start to drop in less than two weeks’ time. Per a quick and dirty PitchBook query, venture capital activity in the United States is set to slow dramatically in Q3 2022, from $70.8

Real estate investing giant Fundrise breaks into venture capital

TechCrunch

Fundrise , a company that allows anyone to invest in real estate with a minimum investment of just $10, is making a splashy entry into the venture capital market with the goal of raising a new $1 billion growth equity fund to invest in late-stage tech startups, it announced today.

Creative capital is the secret sauce, not venture capital

TechCrunch

To create a pathway for market success, startups need two essential assets groups: venture capital and creative capital. Venture capital is formed of the financial and operational assets invested in a new, unproven business enterprise. So what is creative capital?

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? 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. ’ But do you want to start a relationship with your most important supplier – that of capital to fuel your business – by avoiding talking about his or her expectations in terms of rights or privileges? This week.

As a startup founder, you really need to understand how venture capital works

TechCrunch

At TechCrunch, it often seems as if every other startup story is about yet another fun company raising satchels full of venture capital. One truth is that successfully raising capital from a VC firm is a huge milestone in the life of a startup.

Ulta Beauty launches a fund, showcasing the resilience of corporate venture capital

TechCrunch

Over the past few years, corporate venture capital investors have solidified their stature as a reliable source of VC funding. became the latest company to launch a venture arm this week. Ulta is just the latest corporate venture fund to launch this year.

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.

Has Venture Capital Become a ‘Necessary Evil’ for Entrepreneurs?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

business startup entrepreneurship fundraising venture-capitalWhat if we’ve reached the point where founders need investors in order to build successful startups? Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

How it Actually Feels to Raise Venture Capital

Entrepreneur's Handbook

startup venture-capital fundraising entrepreneurship foundersIt’s not necessarily bad, but I promise it’s not what you think. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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.

Ten Realities of Taking Venture Capital Money

This is going to be BIG.

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. 10) You will face more competition as venture investment signals that what you''re doing may be attractive. Venture Capital & Technology

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

Both Sides of the Table

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.

Venture capital funding may have slowed, but VC firms have no problems raising new funds

TechCrunch

As the market swoons, venture capital firms continue to announce new funds. Haris Khurshid, general partner at Chalo Ventures , launched a $50 million second fund focused on investing in Pakistani startups and a smaller percentage in Latin American startups.

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.

Has VC Funding Bounced Back? A Look Into Post-Pandemic Venture Capital Trends

StartupNation

startup landscape boomed in 2021, doubling year on year with a $329-billion venture capital investment across the board. The venture capitalist (VC) sector tends to forerun general investment trends, indicating the AI industry is maturing. The U.S.

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

StartupNation

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.

14 Tips on How to Sell to Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

David Teten VC

It’s hard enough to raise capital from VC, private equity fund, and family offices. Tim Friedman, CEO, PEStack , and a Venture Partner with Versatile VC , suggests, “E.g., I list the online communities for VCs in general at Reading list for working in private equity/venture capital.

Venture capital appears to slow its web3 funding rush

TechCrunch

Venture capital data thus far in the third quarter indicates that investment into blockchain-focused startups is on pace to contract dramatically compared to recent quarters and the heady 2021 period. Startups TC Venture cryptocurrencies EC Blockchain EC Newsletter The Exchange web3

Corporate Venture Capital?—?Self-Deception At An All-time High

Entrepreneur's Handbook

corporate-innovation venture-capital fundraising entrepreneurship startupIn the middle of our fundraising efforts for our seed round, I got a call from Joshua. He invited us to pitch in front of a coalition of… Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

The Thin Skin of the Venture Capital Market

This is going to be BIG.

The fact is, it''s just not cool to criticize the investing side of the venture capital market. 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 The other day, I saw that one of my favorite products, Slack, just raised $120mm at a $1.12 Billion valuation.

How to Sell to Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

David Teten VC

I put together a cheat sheet with some ideas on selling to the private equity and venture capital community, as well as to family offices. Tim Friedman, CEO, PEStack , and a Venture Partner with Versatile VC , suggests, “E.g., Sales Private Equity Venture Capital

10 Misperceptions About Venture Capital

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Not every company raises venture capital—most don’t. Venture Capital & TechnologyTweet. 1) You need it. Not raising gives you flexibility about the market size you want to go after, speed of growth, and de-risks your plan—because once you start spending someone else’s money, the clock starts ticking on your “out of cash” date. Slow and steady isn’t a bad thing. 2) Only 22 year old hacker dudes get funding.

WJR Business Beat: Q1 Venture Capital Activity Shows Mixed Results (Episode 392)

StartupNation

On today’s Business Beat, Jeff Sloan discusses venture capital results for Q1 2022. Q1 2022 venture capital activity results are now out and here’s what we know. Here are the key takeaways.

5 questions for venture capital in Q3

TechCrunch

The second quarter, for example, saw huge sums of private capital disbursed around the world , partially predicated on underlying performance from startups themselves , and partially thanks to inexpensive capital bolstering venture coffers.

Serena Williams’ next act in venture capital is essential in this moment

TechCrunch

She announced her retirement in the latest issue of Vogue magazine, writing that she will be “evolving” away from the sport to focus on family and her career as a venture capitalist. Lights, camera, another backhand winner down the line.