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  • What Silicon Valley tech VCs get wrong about consumer investing

    What Silicon Valley tech VCs get wrong about consumer investing

    When I began fundraising for CircleUp six years ago, I encountered many investors whose eyes would glaze over when I mentioned “consumer.” These investors would fidget uncomfortably or drop their gaze when I explained that our platform would only provide capital to small CPG companies. I would often hear the skeptical comments, such as, “an energy bar company can’t… Read More

  • Mobile Media Company Affle Raises $10M+ From D2C (A NTT DoCoMo Subsidiary)

    Mobile Media Company Affle Raises $10M+ From D2C (A NTT DoCoMo Subsidiary)

    Singapore-headquartered mobile media and advertising startup Affle has raised over $10 million from D2 COMMUNICATIONS (D2C), Japan’s largest mobile advertising company and a subsidiary of the country’s largest mobile operator, NTT DoCoMo, in joint venture with DENTSU. D2C joins Microsoft, Itochu, Bennett Coleman & Company and Centurion Private Equity as investors in Affle. Read More