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The fund has moved past our founding moment- and now our visual identity reflects that!

Reflecting on our origins

In 2013, Frontline Ventures came to life. Partners Shay Garvey, William McQuillan, and Will Prendergast had collectively spent 25+ years in venture capital, and felt that the European early-stage venture ecosystem was in need of a new type of funding partner.


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Despite VC value-add being a decades old concept, “platform” continues to be the hottest thing in early-stage venture right now. What does that actually mean for your fund?

“Is platform something we should consider? What would it look like for our fund?”

Obviously, there is no “one size fits all” solution — platform (or one of its many synonyms — our community is still emerging, so there are no standard job definitions/titles) will differ firm-to-firm. …


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Sharing insights pulled from Frontline at CMX Summit East 2016

I’ve been a proud member of the CMX community since 2014 — the hub for the community industry. (How meta — a community for community builders!)


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A toolbox to kickstart your career in early-stage tech

I was 16 when I first joined a startup in Boston.


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The essential toolkit for those who support internal ecosystems

In the past 2 years as Frontline’s Head of Platform, I’ve seen an incredible explosion of similar roles at other VCs/funds in Europe. It is a signal of the growing recognition of the power of VC “value-add” when it comes to accelerating companies’ progress on a global scale.


Debunking the top 9 myths for EU startups on the road to the US

For the majority of European technology companies, expanding to the US is a “when,” not an if.

The US accounts for 50% of global R&D investment and has the cultural diversity, reputation for innovation, global reach, talent base, infrastructure, and scientific/educational institutions to serve as a base for innovative companies around the world.


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The tech community is funny — we love to compare ecosystems.


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How to effectively (and considerately) leverage your network in your job/internship search

In my 6+ years working in early-stage tech, I have had the privilege of working alongside some really wonderful people at various startups and VC firms in NYC and Boston.


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At Frontline Ventures, we are wholly committed to “community”— the portfolio of entrepreneurs we have invested in, the larger European tech context from which we were born, and the LPs who fuel our journey.


I’ve tried sitting down and writing this post multiple times.

About

Kim Pham

Made of the Internet. Co-founder of omsom.com.

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