early stage funding

The United States’ share of global early-stage capital slips again

Tech hubs tend to generate material wealth for their workers and the countries that house them. Historically, Silicon Valley has served as the de facto hub for tech. But that is under assault from mar

Cap tables, share structures, valuations, oh my! A case study of early-stage funding

For many entrepreneurs, especially first-time founders, raising outside capital can be daunting. Between all of the new vocabulary and the very real legal implications of the agreements being signed,

11 reasons we didn’t invest in your company

Like most VCs, we see dozens of deals each week. We've developed a funnel that enables us to quickly eliminate those that don't fit our general investment criteria. The deals that survive this initial

The two best pieces of early-stage pitching advice

Over the past 10 years I've been on the first cap tables of three startups for which I've been responsible for closing their capital-raising efforts. I’ve raised money from the smallest angel invest

There’s more to early-stage funding than VC money

Good companies will always get funded. If that’s your company, it’s important to make sure you have the resources to keep it alive long enough to get funded. Murmurs of a looming downturn in ventu

France’s Orange Launches Digital Ventures, A $23M Fund For Early Stage Investments

Orange, the big French carrier with 240 million customers formerly known as France Telecom, is today unveiling its latest bid to get closer to little startups, and appear a little cooler in the proces

Using Analytics, Bloomberg Beta Seeks Out Startup Founders

By now 350 employees at companies across the country might just be rethinking their day jobs, thanks to an email sent this morning by venture investment firm Bloomberg Beta. The early-stage investor,

Here’s One Way To Monetise The Series A Crunch: Make A List Of Moribund Startups, Sell It For $5k (As Acqui-Hire/IP ‘Intel’), Profit

Back in December, the sort-of-Series-A-crunch led VC analysis firm CB Insights to predict that more than 1,000 startups will be orphaned at the seed stage. But it seems there is silver-lining to the s