Most founders I encounter have the wrong mindset when it comes to approaching investors. They don’t give any thought to building relationships with investors but instead, approach them like a drunken frat boy on the prowl for a late-night … [Read more...] about Building Relationships with Investors – Key Strategies Founders Should Know
Venture capital funds in Europe share many similarities with venture capital funds in the United States. However, there are several important differences between venture capital funds in Europe and those you find in the United States. For … [Read more...] about Venture Capital Funds in Europe: Current Trends
Corporate venture capital is simultaneously similar to, and different from, traditional venture capital firms. While not new, per se, the number of corporate venture capital funds is on the rise. In fact, we are seeing a major increase in … [Read more...] about Corporate Venture Capital – Is it Right for Your Startup?
Gender bias in startup funding is pervasive and persistent. For a lot of budding female entrepreneurs looking to establish their own businesses or launch a startup, securing capital or funding is a challenging and sometimes very unfair … [Read more...] about Gender Bias in Startup Funding: How to Fight It and Win
State-funded venture capital programs provide investment capital to create and grow start-ups, early-stage and mid-stage businesses, often in one of two forms: (1) a state-run venture capital fund (which may include other private investors) … [Read more...] about State-Funded Venture Capital – Are You Missing Out?
Mastering the startup pitch can be one of the more nerve-wrecking experiences for budding entrepreneurs looking to make a great first impression to venture capitalists, angel investors, and other sources of funding. When making a startup … [Read more...] about Four Tips to Improve Your Startup Pitch