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  • What To Know Before You Co-Invest Crunch Network

    What To Know Before You Co-Invest

    One of my investors candidly asked me recently, “Shelly, if I have an opportunity to invest with people I’ve just met, how do I avoid getting screwed over?” This is a good question; for most investors interested in startups, co-investing is the de facto way to invest. Just like you scrutinize the entrepreneur, the technology and the market opportunity before investing, you… Read More

  • Pay To Play: How Investors Get Burned Fast In A Downturn

    Pay To Play: How Investors Get Burned Fast In A Downturn

    Earlier this year, the law firm Fenwick & West published a report analyzing the financing terms of 37 U.S.-based venture-backed companies that raised money at valuations of $1 billion or more in the 12-month period ending March 31. The report’s headline-grabbing conclusion was that in all cases, the investors had received significant downside protection in case the… Read More

  • LivingSocial Offloads Let’s Bonus, Its Last Non-English Business [Updated]

    LivingSocial Offloads Let’s Bonus, Its Last Non-English Business [Updated]

    The downsizing of LivingSocial’s international operations continues: the daily deals site has sold Let’s Bonus — and its operations in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Chile. The buyers are the company’s CEO and CFO, Juan Luis Rico and Joan Pina, as detailed by an internal memo sent out to staff today from Jim Bramson, LivingSocial’s head of corporate affairs… Read More

  • An Interview With Max Gurvits, Boy VC

    An Interview With Max Gurvits, Boy VC

    Max Gurvits is an investor. Based in Bulgaria, the peripatetic VC is almost everywhere, showing up at events around the world and scouting out some amazing ideas. I talked to him about how he became a VC at a comparatively young age and what it takes to make it in investing for our back to school series. Read More

  • Twitter Data Analysis: An Investor's Perspective

    This is a guest post by Robert J. Moore, the CEO and co-founder of RJMetrics, a on-demand database analytics and business intelligence startup that helps online businesses measure, manage, and monetize better. He was previously a venture capital analyst and currently serves as an advisor to several New York startups. Robert blogs at The Metric System and can be followed on Twitter at… Read More