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A Quick Intro

In the last 5 years, Shot Ventures has supported over $350MM in venture funding for external venture capital, first-time founders, and former tech executives who were starting (or acquiring) their own companies. In that time, I’ve listened to investors who have shared their reasons for saying “no”, and while each capital raise is different, it’s often my job to provide feedback to founders and help guide them forward. The problem is, a lot of the feedback includes more obvious (and obnoxious) failure points that investor’s are, frankly, sick of seeing. That’s why our firm exists — to invest, sure — but also to provide investor guidance and save everyone time and money.

A young couple on their first date, much like when a startup pitches a potential investor.
A young couple on their first date, much like when a startup pitches a potential investor.

My Role In Supporting Venture Capital Is Best Compared To (You) Going Out On A First Date…

When you meet with your potential match for the first time, anything could happen. …


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Since January 1, 2020, data shows Denver at $249,598,480 in venture funding, or roughly two-thirds the funding invested in Phoenix, Arizona, #8 on Inc. Magazine’s top 10 best cities for startups in the US.

According to Crunchbase data, as of August 1, 2020, there has been $383,985,321 in venture funding in Phoenix this year, to include angel, pre-seed, seed, venture capital (series A, series B, series C), crowdfunding, and private equity. …

About

Dominique Villela

Founder & Managing Partner of Shot Ventures, a Silicon Valley and Arizona based venture capital firm.

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