Future of Venture Capital Investing

The future of venture capital

Future of Venture Capital Investing with changed market dynamics The 2008 global financial crisis accelerated the existing trend toward a more technology-based economy. This led to a large number of startups and a new generation of entrepreneurs and investors. The democratization of venture capital was pushed even further. The pandemic had a dramatic impact on…

Entrepreneurship as a career

Entrepreneurship as a career option

In the past few years, several universities have been offering entrepreneurship as a career option. These universities are not just offering entrepreneurship courses, but also offering venture capital courses that can help students become entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is an opportunity to grow “Entrepreneurship is not a path to riches and fame. It is an opportunity to…

Startup investor relations

Why startup investor relations for fundraising is essential

Startup investors invest in the vision of the founding team. They like to believe that your startup idea is great, and the reason it will work is because of you. Therefore, getting them on board in your startup fundraising process is not just for them investing money in your company but working with you on this journey you need…

investor curveball

What happens if you miss an investor curveball

According to CBInsights, 38% of startups fail because they run out of cash or fail to raise new capital. To blame are often founders themselves. They don’t convince investors and receive further funding. But why do so many founders struggle here? The curveball you don’t see coming One major reason why founders fail to raise capital is that…

Startup TAM

Before setting sail startups need to know the ocean

“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are made for.” Many startup founders are aching for the ocean, but if you set sail before you understand your route and the possible obstacles you’ll encounter, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Instead, take the time to know the ocean before you…

Innovative startups

Innovative startups don’t need groundbreaking technology

As a startup, you know that you need something that helps your company stand out. Something that makes you unique and gives customers a reason to choose you over competitors. Many founders assume that means they need a groundbreaking new technology to start a company. However, recent history shows that technology is not the only…

market size

Market size matters for investors

Starting a new venture means exciting and busy times ahead of you. Chances are that you will need to convince investors that your business has a bright future. One of the most important things investors want to know about is the size of your potential target market. Here is how to assess your market. A…

stages of startup funding

The stages of startup funding you need to know

Idea It’s not always easy to ideate a profitable product or service from scratch. The logistics of funding is often the biggest hurdle in the first stage of a startup. During this stage, you, as an entrepreneur, create a product/service while looking for the ideal problem-solution fit. This involves having clear definitions of the problem and…

Validating your business

Validating your business idea for future success

Solving Real-World Problems Why do so many startups fail in the first five years? Often it’s because they haven’t fully validated their business idea before they charge forward. It’s common for founders to be filled with passion and optimism, and make some mistakes when it comes to research. The first step is to ensure that you’re solving…

The dream of every startup founder

Venture fundraising guide

This article is divided into a simple 5 part series as a fundraising guide for founders who are currently raising capital for their startup. 1. Are we investor ready? Start by asking yourself, “What do I have to offer a potential investor?”  You might feel that your story is inspiring and your product or service is…