5 Seed Stage VCs That You Should Know About
Every startup founder knows that securing their seed stage is the first big swing they can make. From validating their business models, and building their products, to growing their team, this phase lays out the concrete foundation that will uphold their organization and push it to greater heights.
VC Insights, Grove Ventures, and What This Market Can Teach
The years 2021 and 2022 saw a steep rise of tech startups raising funds left and right – a first since the .com era. But when we hit 2023, we’re seeing that the market is making a strong, aggressive correction, especially with early-age startups.
Founder's Checklist: Mistakes to Avoid in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is a dream destination of choice for establishing technology businesses. Many world famous companies such as Meta, Cisco, Google, Adobe, Apple, and other major tech giants have their HQs in Silicon Valley, and they continue to show great results and revenues operating from the region.
Can This Startup Change Your Life?
Erik Pavia wants to save your life. To say that there are a lot of startups these days would be an understatement. But, from my perspective, having advised hundreds of startups over the years, it seems that far too many are working on something that doesn’t help regular people and that we can’t even understand.
Investors Haven’t Learned A Thing From Theranos
Quick quiz: What do Elizabeth Holmes and Charlie Javice have in common?. They were both Forbes 30 Under 30, and both may be felons, leading some on social media to suggest that Forbes should change the program name to “30 Under 30 Years to Life.”
When it comes to funding, you should first do your own soul searching and due diligence
Raising money for your business is a crucial step in its growth, but it's not always an easy one to achieve. Raising funds can be challenging at the best of times, but knowing when and how much to raise is even more important. In this post, I'll outline some key considerations that will help you decide whether now is the right time to raise funding and how much money you need.
Social Discovery Ventures Invests $10 Million Across Three Funds
International investment fund commits capital to funds focused on global technology companies and capital shortfalls. International holding company and investment fund Social Discovery Ventures (SDVentures) revealed that it has invested nearly $10 million across three funds, including New Enterprise Associates’ NEA 18 Venture Growth Equity, Target Global Early Stage Fund III and a third fund that has yet to close. The investments align with SDVentures’ strategy of diversifying across all stages, from early-stage VC to distressed, and building long-term relationships with top-performing fund managers. SDVentures also diversifies assets across geographies, choosing the best managers in each market. Target Global is a top performer in Europe, NEA in the US and the third fund in Asia.