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.

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.


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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.

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 Future of Corporate Venture Capital


How has corporate venture capital changed? The post The Future of Corporate Venture Capital appeared first on 500 Startups. All International Investor Education Venture Capital InvestingThe following is an excerpt from 500’s CVC report. In the decade since the Great Recession, we have seen digital upstarts – taking advantage of disruptive technologies from AI to IoT – reshape the economy and the corporate pecking order.

Venture capital undermines human rights


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.

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 Venture Capital Diversity Gap and Why It Matters


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


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.

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


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.

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.

Venture capital probably isn’t dead


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.

How To Launch Your Own Venture Capital Fund

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Tips for becoming a VC from Michael Kim of Cendana Capital (a “fund of funds” that backs emerging venture firms). fund-of-funds startup investing entrepreneurship venture-capital

Just how much has late-stage venture capital slowed?


But despite the fact that Q1 2022 posted historically elevated results, venture capital investment decelerated from Q4 2021 levels. To understand how the late-stage market is slowing, let’s observe trends in data that we tracked during the 2021 venture capital bonanza.

#21. How To Build A Successful Business Without Venture Capital w/ Aaron Dinin

Entrepreneur's Handbook

He then went on to create venture-backed tech businesses before a health scare forced him to re-evaluate. ehpodcast venture-capital business entrepreneurship startupImage courtesy of Aaron Dinin Inspirational stories plus practical takeaways from the entrepreneurship world.

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

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.

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


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.

Why Latin American venture capital is breaking records this year


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.

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

Startups and Venture Capital: What Do They Spend Their First Round On?


This is where venture capital comes into play. What is venture capital and how do you get it? Venture capitalists are investors, looking to invest capital into new startup-based companies in exchange for equity, otherwise known as a stake within the company. .

5 questions for venture capital in Q3


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.

A Guide to Venture Capital Funding video game startups

Entrepreneur's Handbook

startup gaming fundraising video-games-industry venture-capitalI often get requests from early stage video game-related startups asking for intros to investors who invest in games. In the past, there… Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

How Chicago is changing who raises early-stage venture capital


For those of us who cover the venture capital industry, two narratives are ubiquitous: There’s the story of how much capital has been invested of late; you’ve seen the data — 2020 and 2021 set nearly every record around the world for private-market investment.

Is there a creed in venture capital?


Scott Lenet is President of Touchdown Ventures. “Darth Ventures” and the efficacy of Sith management techniques. How should venture capitalists and corporate innovators assess Din Djarin, the protagonist of The Mandalorian? Scott Lenet. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

The inherent tensions within Venture capital


Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The issue of venture capital expectations in certain sectors where startups may not be the best fit.

6 Reasons to Bootstrap Your Startup Instead of Taking Venture Capital

Entrepreneur's Handbook

bootstrapping entrepreneurship funding venture-capital startupBootstrapped Businesses Have a Far Higher Chance of Success Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

How to Break Into Venture Capital with No Investment Experience

Entrepreneur's Handbook

interview venture-capital jobs careersA complete guide for landing an Analyst/Associate position Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

Boston startups expand region’s venture capital footprint


This year has shaken up venture capital, turning a hot early start to 2020 into a glacial period permeated with fear during the early days of COVID-19. Boston’s third quarter was strong, effectively matching the capital raised in New York City during the three-month period.

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.

10 Misperceptions About Venture Capital

This is going to be BIG.

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.

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. Classically, venture capital has been an active asset class.

For Course Hero, venture capital was once an unobvious solution


Launched in 2006, education startup Course Hero started its life away from the attention of venture capital. Then, after going another nearly six years without raising venture capital, Course Hero closed two financings in 2020.

How To Raise Venture Capital (When You Have Zero Connections)

Entrepreneur's Handbook

entrepreneurship venture-capital angel-investors startup foundersBradley Davis shares tips on fundraising for startups, including cold outreach tricks & advice on building a network from scratch. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».