A Brief History of Venture Capital

A Brief History of Venture Capital

In this article, we are going to explore the history of venture capital and how it has evolved over the years. Now before you bemoan how history is a collection of dates, places, and people that no longer matter, you need to realize how paramount VC history actually is.

Posted by Shaun Gold | September 26, 2022
Launching a VC fund? Why not a FAST instead?

Launching a VC fund? Why not a FAST instead?

With more funds in the market than ever, managers need to stay relevant and develop new models. Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology are coming to the forefront of the £10tn UK Asset Management industry. With that in mind, let me introduce you to FAST, a plug-and-play tokenized investment vehicle for hands-on syndicates and accelerators.

Posted by Kevin Monserrat | September 19, 2022
A primer on the Latam VC ecosystem

A primer on the Latam VC ecosystem

Let's look at the fundraising landscape in Mexico and spanish-speaking Latin America. The Latam space is very specific in terms of language, culture, and market dynamics. It's also considered the next big opportunity in venture capital.

Posted by Carlos Torres de la Cuba | September 12, 2022
How Much Should Startup Founders Pay Themselves?

How Much Should Startup Founders Pay Themselves?

Founder compensation is a tricky topic. How much are you supposed to pay yourself? What will your investors think? And are you even allowed to compensate yourself when your team is subsisting on cold pizza and borrowing the Wi-Fi from the nearest office? This article breaks down the many dimensions of the "tech founder salary".

Posted by Shaun Gold | September 10, 2022
Founders, for the love of God, don’t do this

Founders, for the love of God, don’t do this

This article breaks down the mistakes founders make when reaching out to people they need. It is based on my personal experiences from my years working in every non-technical role in a variety of startups and a fund or two.

Posted by Shaun Gold | September 5, 2022
Why Seed Funding Is a Pool Party

Why Seed Funding Is a Pool Party

You might think you’re fundraising, but what you’re actually doing is throwing a pool party. Venture funding dynamics in the Seed Phase have evolved differently than venture capital at Series A and beyond. A Seed fund would almost never take the whole round, even if it could.

Posted by Rich Maloy | August 31, 2022
Pitch Deck Roast #2 with Alex Macdonald

Pitch Deck Roast #2 with Alex Macdonald

On August 30, 2022, our special investor guest Alex Macdonald roasted 5 pitch decks of consenting startups in the presence of Roastmaster General Shaun Gold and Executioner-in-Residence Stephane Nasser. Watch the recording and read the transcript here.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | August 29, 2022
FX risks for VCs in emerging markets

FX risks for VCs in emerging markets

One of the risks that many VC fund managers are unaware of or unable to comprehend is the currency risk associated with emerging markets. This article aims to shed light on why currency risks are one of the most important factors for VCs to consider.

Posted by Shahid Bharucha | August 27, 2022
The need for value-add investors in the early stages

The need for value-add investors in the early stages

Many startups are overwhelmed by what follows when their business starts to take off. There is a need for an investor that adds value during the funding stage, and continues to do so as the startup matures.

Posted by Brandon Maier | August 22, 2022