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OpenVC Guide: The London Venture Ecosystem

OpenVC Guide: The London Venture Ecosystem

London is one of the most popular cities in the world for entrepreneurs and investors. It is ranked fourth in the world for global venture funding, behind San Francisco, New York City, and Boston. London also is number one in Europe for funding. Here is everything you need to know about London.

Posted by Shaun Gold | November 21, 2022
Unicorn Startup 101

Unicorn Startup 101

The unicorn. A mythical creature that has become a behemoth in the world of startup and venture. This article breaks down the definition of a unicorn startup, the top unicorns by valuation and country, and the new definitions of unicorns that have emerged.

Posted by Shaun Gold | October 18, 2022
15 research papers every VC should know

15 research papers every VC should know

We have compiled and summarized 13 research papers every VC should know. Because being an investor shouldn't be just about Twitter and pitch decks, here's some actual science for VC investors.

Posted by Shaun Gold | October 10, 2022
Pre-seed round explained

Pre-seed round explained

The pre-seed stage is also referred to as the Angel round stage. But what does pre-seed mean? Who invests in pre-seed rounds and at what valuations? How do you raise a successful pre-seed round? This is exactly what this post is going to discuss.

Posted by Shaun Gold | October 2, 2022
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
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
Understand Venture Capital with 12 necessary infographics

Understand Venture Capital with 12 necessary infographics

Whether you are a founder looking to raise or someone who wants a career in venture capital, here are 12 necessary infographics to understand the basics of VC in no time.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser Shaun Gold | July 11, 2022
The Stages of Startup Funding: From Pre-Seed to IPO

The Stages of Startup Funding: From Pre-Seed to IPO

As a founder who is going to be raising capital, it is essential to know what stage your company is in. This post covers all funding stages from boostrapping and pre-seed to seed, Series A series B, and late-stage.

Posted by Shaun Gold | July 4, 2022