Venture Capital Hacks
Want to raise money outside of Silicon Valley? Here’s a fresh look at where the money is flowing beyond the bubble:
tl;dr: Want to raise money outside of Silicon Valley? Here's a fresh look at where the money is flowing beyond the…mattermark.com
From the Investors:
Jeremy Lieu, VC at Light Speed Venture Partners, thinks Even when Facebook was smaller, the size of its audience dominated any other platform. Any time it offered other companies API access to that audience, a goldrush occurred and big audiences got built. We’ve seen this happen three times before:
With roughly a billion daily active users, whatever Facebook does is kind of a big deal.medium.com
David Skok, VC at Matrix Partner, reccomends entrepreneurs on how to create a great team slide for your pitch deck and walks through real examples to offer clarification:
This is part of our series "Pitching to Investors" that shares real examples and practical advice from the Matrix…www.forentrepreneurs.com
Graham Mann, Associate at Techstars, offers advise to entrepreneurs on how to get most out of your mentor relationship:
At Techstars, we do something called Mentor Madness where founders meet with an insane number of mentors in a short…www.techstars.com
From the Operators:
Jake Dunlap, CEO of Skaled, offers guidance on how to adapt to changes that deal with salespeople, clients, and processes:
There is an old saying, "What got you here, isn't what will get you to where you want to be." I heard this again the…www.saleshacker.com
Ruben Harris, Lead Generation & Partnerships at Honor, offers his wisdom on why the first product you build is yourself:
Jon Westenberg, Founder of The Voidist, says “If you’re looking to start a business, there are really only three concerns that you have to think about. Only three”.
- Will I make money?
- Will I be proud of what I’ve built?
- Will I enjoy the work?
I was interviewed about this recently by Inc.com. About the divide between the current trend towards scalable tech…medium.com
X.ai, New York-based artificial intelligence company, has raised $23 million in new funding led by Two Sigma Ventures, with participation from DCM Ventures, Work-Bench Ventures, and earlier backers IA Ventures, FirstMark Capital, SoftBank Capital:
Artificial intelligence company X.ai has raised $23 million in new funding that'll be used to support development of…venturebeat.com
Globality, Menlo Park, Ca.-based stealth-mode startup at work on a platform to facilitate cross-border trade, has raised $27.25 million in Series B funding. Investors include such as former Vice President Al Gore; Ron Johnson, CEO of Enjoy and a former Apple retail executive; John Joyce, CFO of Kony and former CFO of IBM; Michael Marks, a managing partner of Riverwood Capital and former CEO of Flextronics; and Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman:
Global capitalism is in a bit of pickle right now. Goldman Sachs (either a vampire squid or the second-best investment…techcrunch.com
Luka, San Francisco-based free iOS messaging app that features intuitive AI-powered bots that help users make dinner reservations, get news updates and more, has raised $4.42 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Sherpa Capital; other participants include Y Combinator, Ludlow Ventures and Justin Waldron:
Just in time for the chat bot craze, Disrupt London alum Luka is enhancing its AI-powered messaging service with a…techcrunch.com
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