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.

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

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


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.

Why My Attempt to Raise a $100M Venture Fund Failed

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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.

Fund Investor Profile Series: Daniel Ibri, Managing Partner, Mindset Ventures

The Seraf Compass

Daniel Ibri is the Co-Founder and General Partner at Mindset Ventures, which invests in early-stage startups from Israel and USA. This profile is the fifth in a series of interviews highlighting the work of interesting fund investors.

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.

Imagine You're a Venture Capitalist.

Tomasz Tunguz

Imagine you’re a venture investor. Venture firms reserve capital for these financings. This is one of the core strategic questions venture firms debate. You find a great company. You buy 16% of the company for $8m at $50m post-money valuation. Six months later, the company raises $100m at $500m. Things have gone very well. Your 8m has 10xed. Naturally, you ride an imaginary horse around the room, galloping with glee.

The Interchange: Venture’s mixed signals


Besides the fact that over 20% of all venture dollars last year went into fintech startups , I am particularly excited about the myriad ways that this technology is helping boost inclusion all over the world. The state of venture. Image Credits: Infinity Ventures.

Did venture capitalists undervalue startups for decades?


According to venture capital data collected by PitchBook , prices spiked for startup equity across the maturity spectrum last year. Larger venture capital funds are also a driving force behind the pricing dynamics uncovered by the data.

Venture studio Adanian Labs fuels startup growth in Africa


And so, swimming against the tides, he set up the venture studio in partnership with co-founders Irene Kiwia and Bendon Murgor. The venture studio is planning on building a fund that will target startups in the growth stage. “We

Why SaaS is bucking the venture slowdown


As the global startup market digests a changing valuation environment and climate for venture investment, not every sector is taking the same amount of damage. As we reported yesterday , SaaS has resisted the slowdown better than we’d have expected when it comes to venture capital raised.

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Impact Investor Profile Series: Peter Adams, Managing Director, Rockies Venture Fund

The Seraf Compass

This profile is the third in a series of interviews highlighting the work of interesting impact investors. Peter Adams is a Colorado-based author, investor, speaker, educator and community leader.

Fund Investor Profile Series: Steven Wamathai, FrontEnd Ventures

The Seraf Compass

Steven Wamathai is the General Partner and Co-Founder of FrontEnd Ventures, a Kenya-focused venture capital fund committed to supporting local and diverse founder teams that are passionate about innovating and changing their value chains.

grant money and contracts: which is right for your venture?

Venture Well

Grant money and contracts can offer early-stage innovators with many benefits, but how do you determine which funding source is right for your venture? The post grant money and contracts: which is right for your venture?

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.

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

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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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


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

Creative capital is the secret sauce, not venture capital


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. Brett Lovelady. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

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.

How Venture Capitalist Diane Yoo Chooses Her Startup Investments


With so many entrepreneurs and startup ventures seeking investment opportunities, it’s crucial that venture capitalists (VCs) create a list of criteria they want their potential investments to meet. Also by Diane Yoo: The Venture Capital Diversity Gap.

Precursor Ventures’ first hire just spun out to start her own venture firm


Sydney Thomas , who was the first hire at Precursor Ventures , a seed and early-stage focused fund that backs first-time founders, is starting her own venture firm. Thomas’s move means even more given the lack of diversity in partner ranks across the broader venture ecosystem.

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

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.

Here’s Carta’s response to venture becoming more global


The acquisition, closed today, is yet another example of the expanding competitive surface area between Carta and AngelList, two platforms that are racing to build a software suite that solves some of venture capital-backed startups’ key pain points. AngelList Venture, meanwhile, said that $3.6

Understanding the Difference Between Angels and Venture Capitalists

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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A jump-start to building successful high growth ventures

Innovation 2 Enterprise

We have invested the last twenty-plus years in developing dual continuums of venture services and venture capital to help technology entrepreneurs efficiently startup and scale technology-based businesses. A jump-start to building successful high growth Oklahoma businesses.

CIBC Innovation Banking comes in with new $1.5B venture financing to fill VC gap


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Khosla Ventures debuts first opportunity fund


Today, Khosla Ventures said it raised over $550 million for its first Opportunity Fund. Samir Kaul, managing partner, Khosla Ventures. The new oversubscribed fund brings Khosla’s total set of funds to just under $2 billion.

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.

Conductive Ventures secures third fund to support non-traditional founders


Conductive Ventures raised a $200 million Fund III to continue its focus on investing in founders where other venture capital firms did not see the potential. Conductive Ventures launches $100 million enterprise fund. Just how much has late-stage venture capital slowed?

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