Category Archives: Venture Capital

What Did VCs Invest In 2014

Every year i summarize startup investment trends and suggest emerging trends. Here is my post last year. The source of my views is the startups i see together with data from AngelList, Mattermark, MoneyTree, NVCA and CBInsight. The volume of activity and

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What Did VCs Invest In 2014

Every year i summarize startup investment trends and suggest emerging trends. Here is my post last year. The source of my views is the startups i see together with data from AngelList, Mattermark, MoneyTree, NVCA and CBInsight. The volume of activity and

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The New Reality of Venture Capital – Take II

Earlier this week I read Joe Dwyer’s blog post – “The new reality of venture capital”. Joe’s thorough post criticize the VC industry for many of its deficiencies. I agree with many of Joe’s arguments: VC returns over the last

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The New Reality of Venture Capital – Take II

Earlier this week I read Joe Dwyer’s blog post – “The new reality of venture capital”. Joe’s thorough post criticize the VC industry for many of its deficiencies. I agree with many of Joe’s arguments: VC returns over the last

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When Is Your Startup Ready For A Round A

One of the most common questions i get asked by founders is how many users/downloads/MOU/MRR does a startup need to have to be able to close a round A.   Different businesses are different in terms of what’s driving the

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When Is Your Startup Ready For A Round A

One of the most common questions i get asked by founders is how many users/downloads/MOU/MRR does a startup need to have to be able to close a round A.   Different businesses are different in terms of what’s driving the

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Trending Up: What VCs Invest In

A month ago I gave a talk in front of about 70 entrepreneurs about the VC landscape, discussing trends and emerging sectors. While it is challenging to summarize a 90 min./30 slides talk in a single post, I thought I’d

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Trending Up: What VCs Invest In

A month ago I gave a talk in front of about 70 entrepreneurs about the VC landscape, discussing trends and emerging sectors. While it is challenging to summarize a 90 min./30 slides talk in a single post, I thought I’d

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Demystifying Traction

On a discussion panel last week I was asked “what do investors refer to by traction”. A few days later I was asked that by another entrepreneur in another way: “How many users should I plan for before my seed

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Demystifying Traction

On a discussion panel last week I was asked “what do investors refer to by traction”. A few days later I was asked that by another entrepreneur in another way: “How many users should I plan for before my seed

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The Harsh Reality of Mobile Investments

Roughly a third of the startups I see in a given week are mobile apps. Some of the most recent ones include a gamified alarm clock, a mobile app to manage one’s online brand, one that monitors your sleeping pattern

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The Harsh Reality of Mobile Investments

Roughly a third of the startups I see in a given week are mobile apps. Some of the most recent ones include a gamified alarm clock, a mobile app to manage one’s online brand, one that monitors your sleeping pattern

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Startup and Venture Capital – 2012 – A Year in Review

Once in a while I get asked “How does the startup landscape look like?” or “What sectors are emerging?”. To address this question, I decided to write this post and summarize the landscape from a macro- as well as a

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Startup and Venture Capital – 2012 – A Year in Review

Once in a while I get asked “How does the startup landscape look like?” or “What sectors are emerging?”. To address this question, I decided to write this post and summarize the landscape from a macro- as well as a

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