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?

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 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.

Valuing a Venture Capital Portfolio

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Every quarter our firm goes through a process to value our entire portfolio. 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. We have always taken this process very seriously and approach it with a lot of rigor. Every partner is highly engaged with this process.

Venture Capital Red Flag Checklist

As the bull market raged on from 2015 to 2022, it became quite trendy for venture capitalists to wave the requirement for an annual audit which is embedded in almost every standard Series A term sheet. The post Venture Capital Red Flag Checklist appeared first on Above the Crowd.

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.

Venture Capital - A Practical Guide to Fund Formation and Management

The Seraf Compass

Travel to almost any part of the world these days and you are likely to run into clusters of entrepreneurship.

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.

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.

My Next Act: Democratizing Venture Capital

Jason Calacanis

I’ve been lucky enough to participate in almost 20 venture capital funds as an LP — limited partner — over the past decade. The post My Next Act: Democratizing Venture Capital appeared first on Jason Calacanis

Weekly 24: Adventures in Venture Capital

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Listen/watch : From Developer To Serial Entrepreneur To Venture Capitalist Fundraising in these uncertain times? fundraising founders entrepreneurship startup venture-capitalWelcome to another edition of our newsletter!

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.

The case for US venture capital outperformance


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

Upfront Ventures Raises > $650 Million for Startups and Returns > $600 Million to LPs

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Scott Clark for Upfront Ventures (no, Evan is not standing on a box) Last year marked the 25th anniversary for Upfront Ventures and what a year it was. Photo by Scott Clark for Upfront Ventures A question I often hear is “how is Upfront changing given the current market?”

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.

Tracking cybersecurity investment during the venture downturn


We’re curious if the generally more durable cybersecurity public equities are translating into more stable venture capital patterns as well. More simply, is cybersecurity venture capital deal activity holding up better than other sectors this deep into Q3?

How Up.Labs threads the needle between corporate venture capital and accelerators


One element of the 2021 venture capital apotheosis that doesn’t get enough attention is corporate venture capital. As with other forms of venture capital, CVC has pulled back some this year.

Impact Investor Profile Series: Melissa Bradley, Founder and Managing Partner, 1863 Ventures

The Seraf Compass

Melissa Bradley is the Founder and Managing Partner of 1863 Ventures, an investment fund that accelerates New Majority entrepreneurs from high potential to high growth by bridging entrepreneurship and racial equity

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.

4 views on unpaid venture internships


Here was a venture capital vehicle bent on providing experience to the next generation of would-be VCs, now flush with more dollars to further its work — what was not to like? 4 views on unpaid venture internships by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch.

Is Corporate Venture Capital Right for Your Startup?

Startup Blogpost

How do you determine if corporate venture capital is right for your startup? To help you determine if corporate venture capital is right for your startup, we asked startup founders, investors, and business leaders this question for their best pieces of advice.

Real estate investing giant Fundrise breaks into venture capital


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.

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?

Privilège Ventures launches $20M fund investing in women-led startups


Lugano, Switzerland-based venture capital fund Privilège Ventures just launched its fourth fund. We don’t just want to support women,” Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch, founding general partner at Privilège Ventures said in an interview with TechCrunch.

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.

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.

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.

Fast Forward Venture Studio to build African startups from idea to scale


It’s not a tech company this time — Awoyemi co-founded online jobs site Jobberman (which was acquired by ROAM Africa in 2016) and Whogohost, a bootstrapped hosting platform — but instead, a venture studio: Fast Forward Venture Studio.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

The Biggest Challenge for Venture-Backed Companies

Entrepreneur's Handbook

fundraising startup venture-capital entrepreneurship foundersThere is always a fires to put out. This advice will help you tackle the most pressing ones Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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

A love letter to micro funds, the backbone and future of venture capital


While the Sequoias and the Andreessen Horowitzes of the world continue to swell in size, their influence on venture capital may be heading in the opposite direction as micro funds increase their impact on the industry.

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.