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? What Does this Mean for a Venture Capital Firm?

Venture Funding Trends Intact

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

The NVCA and Pitch Book are out with their Q3 report on the VC industry and what they report is that the VC industry continues to be very active throughout the pandemic. Deal counts and deal values are stable to up over last year.

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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 Globalization Of Venture Capital Investing

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

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. That has been true for at least the last decade. 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.

Playing the Long Game in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Entrada Ventures? —?that He writes “Half of all venture funds outperform the stock market which is the benchmark most institutions measure VC funds against.” Silicon Valley and the media industry that surrounds it values youth.

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. Michael Kleinman.

Venture Deals Spring 2020 Course – Now Open for Registration!

TechStars

Techstars cofounder Brad Feld and Techstars mentor Jason Mendelson—partners at the Foundry Group, and authors of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist —are excited to open enrollment for their Venture Deals, Spring 2020 online course.

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.” Lessin notes that venture capitalists once made risky wagers on companies that often withered away. You know, the venture model.

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. Twenty-five of them have at least one female co-founder. Fifteen had co-founders over 40. Five have LGBTQ+ founders. Three teams have African-American founders. Three of the founding teams are married couples.

What minority founders must consider before entering the venture-backed startup ecosystem

TechCrunch

But most venture-backed startups are “still overwhelmingly white, male, Ivy-League-educated and based in Silicon Valley,” according to a study conducted by RateMyInvestor and Diversity VC. Venture funding does remain elusive , but here are some tricks for startup founders to hack the system.

Allocate banks $5M to open up venture capital fund access

TechCrunch

The world of venture capital investing is a relatively small one, and relationship-based to boot. The company, founded by Samir Kaji and Hana Yang in February 2021, is developing an approach to venture capital fund investing that provides a way for investors of any size to participate.

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.

Venture Debt 101: Basics and Approach

Y Combinator

In this guide, YC Managing Director Jon Levy talks about venture debt. He covers what it is, walks through some of its benefits and risks, and gives advice on how to approach the process of taking on venture debt. He also highlights Brex’s newly launched venture debt offering.

Indonesia-focused Intudo Ventures closes $115M third fund

TechCrunch

Intudo Ventures , the “Indonesia-only” investment firm, announced today it has closed its third fund, totaling $115 million. Called Intudo Ventures Fund III, it was raised in less than three months and oversubscribed.

How Much Money Should You Raise From Venture Investors?

Dream It

Here are some common red flags for venture investors: Red Flag #1 : Ask isn’t tied to specific fundable milestones. By Elliot Levy , Healthtech Associate at Dreamit Ventures Subscribe to Dreamit’s Podcast on Apple , Google Podcasts , or Spotify.

Introducing Revolution Ventures 3

Revolution

Today, we’re announcing the launch of Revolution Ventures III (RV3)?—?an an over-subscribed $215 million fund to invest in transformative early stage companies with the same team and differentiated approach as the successful Revolution Ventures II (RV2). At Revolution Ventures, we match this unique deal flow to the specific skills of our team and our hands-on and distinct approach to investing. venture-capital startup investing

Nigerian fintech Okra raises $3.5M backed by Accenture Ventures and Susa Ventures

TechCrunch

based Susa Ventures led this latest tranche of investment. Other investors include TLcom Capital (the sole investor from its $1 million pre-seed round in 2020), newly joined Accenture Ventures and some angel investors.

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. This week. Him: Yeah. We raised a seed round. About $1 million. Me: At what price? Him: It wasn’t priced. We raised a convertible note. Me: With a cap? Him: Yes, $8 million. Me: Ah. I see. So you did raise with a price. It’s just a maximum price.

Accenture Ventures Leader Says Time Is Now for Black Entrepreneurs

Smart Hustle Magazine

Accenture Ventures leader Kathryn Ross has advice for black founders that could be initially deemed counter-intuitive. Kathryn is well-placed to shares insights about black founders and how they are faring in the world of venture capital and entrepreneurship.

Edtech’s venture-backed globalization pauses at China

TechCrunch

On Saturday, the Chinese government rolled out legislation aimed at easing the financial burden of education services on families, at the cost of venture-backed startups. Edtech investors based in the U.S.

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.

Entrepreneur Who Bootstrapped to an IPO Explains How He Succeeded Without Venture Capital

Entrepreneur's Handbook

entrepreneurship business venture-capital startup inspirationBy knowing the right strategies, maybe you can do it, too… Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

What Does Michigan Venture Capital Look Like Today? These 3 Business Moguls Discuss

StartupNation

StartupNation founder and CEO, Jeff Sloan, shares a conversation with Ara Topouzian, e xecutive director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association and RJ King, editor of DBusiness Magazine , on the status of venture capital in Michigan today.

NextView Ventures closes its fourth fund with $89 million

TechCrunch

NextView Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital fund, has raised an $89.6 The NextView Ventures team did not immediately respond to request for comment. Despite the pandemic, Boston’s startup scene has continued to attract record numbers in venture capital volume.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

Both Sides of the Table

We’ve been dying to tell you all for a while that we had raised a new venture capital fund and of course given SEC filing requirements the story was somewhat already scooped by the always-in-the-know Dan Primack a few weeks ago. The speaks to the continued confidence in the venture capital markets and as I had predicted some time ago the VC markets right now are a great place to invest – especially relative to other places to put one’s money.

R/GA Ventures announces its new Coalition Venture Studio to support Black founders

TechCrunch

Design and marketing consultancy R/GA is expanding its Venture Studios program with the launch of a new Coalition Venture Studio focused specifically on supporting Black-led and Black-owned startups. ” Black Tech Nation Ventures is a new fund for Black entrepreneurs.

Techstars and HBCUvc Launch 10-City Startup Weekend Tour to Promote Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

TechStars

October 2, 2019 – Techstars , the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and HBCUvc , a nonprofit fellowship program providing Black and Latinx students with training and mentorship in venture capital, today announced the launch of a joint 10-city Startup Weekend tour across the country. Some teams even started to generate revenue during the event, while others went on to raise funds from angel investors or venture capitalists. WASHINGTON, D.C.

Venture Hacks goes rogue

Venture Hacks

Venture Hacks is now independent of AngelList. The first version of AngelList was a blog post on Venture Hacks. Now, Venture Hacks is going solo with new posts on fundraising, investing and good times. Muchos thanks to AngelList for assisting with this transition (Aaron, Jake, Kevin). It shipped in one day, maybe two. I don’t know if anyone remembers, but it was called AngelBase back then. They’ve come a long way since then.

Seed, Sow, Water, Grow: 4 Expert Tips to Secure Angel Investment for Your New Business Venture

Bryan Janeczko

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.

Dreamit Ventures Announces Spring 2020 Cohort, Kicks Off Its First Fully Virtual Program

Dream It

The venture fund launched a completely virtual program with a focus on helping 13 Urbantech, Healthtech, and Securetech startups with business development, customer growth, and capital raising in a time of economic uncertainty.

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. 10) You will face more competition as venture investment signals that what you''re doing may be attractive. Venture Capital & Technology 1) You increase the chances that you may not be CEO of your own company one day--and that also might be the best thing for its long term success.

What I’ve Learned About Venture Funding

Both Sides of the Table

I think I’m at the expert stage of venture capital and I mean in the Wardley sense. What do I know about venture? VC funding. Our perspectives on the topic wax and wane with market cycles. We love capital efficiency until we love land grabs until we abhor over funding until we get huge payouts and ring the bell for more funding until we attract every non-VC on the planet to invest in startups until it crashes and we start the cycle all over again none the wiser.

OC50: Diversified Investing in Venture Capital

OurCrowd

The post OC50: Diversified Investing in Venture Capital appeared first on OurCrowd Blog. Canadian Investors investing investor OC50 Portfolio Index Fund ourcrowd vc venture capital

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 Ventures’ investment approach isn’t changing, it’s broadening the scope of startups it will consider investing in. . “AI

How public markets can help address venture capital’s limitations

TechCrunch

British venture capital firm Draper Esprit recently moved its listing from the AIM to the main board in London, the LSE. Draper has always felt like something of an anomaly from our perspective, a generalist venture capital firm that was itself public.

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. Venture outcomes are driven by a power law. There is nothing mysterious about the power law dynamic in venture. Alex Iskold. Contributor.