6 Lessons From Being a Venture Capitalist During a Market Decline
Veteran VC Alan Feld offers actionable advice on navigating a market downturn (his 5th or 6th) and says, “we are just at the beginning of a huge wave of innovation and disruption, not at the end.”
Outperformance: The Power of Power Laws
Which investments generate the greatest venture returns: enterprise or consumer? To answer this, Sapphire Partners’ Beezer Clarkson and Evan Tarzian created a database of enterprise vs consumer performance data to spot patterns and analyze returns over the past few decades.
Black VCs Can Make a Bigger Impact With Institutional & Individual Investors’ Help
The share of venture capital dollars managed by Black men and women is less than 1% for each, and Black founders have raised only 1.2% of venture dollars, according to Crunchbase. Geri Stengel profiled Mandy Bynum Mc Laughlin, CEO at BLCK VC...
Top VCs Have Expanded into Broader Asset Managers; Is the Model Sustainable?
TechCrunch Editor Connie Loizos sat down with Niko Bonatsos, General Catalyst, and Caryn Marooney, Coatue, at Disrupt to answer the question: Does it make sense that top venture firms now tackle nearly every stage of tech investing, or would their own investors...
‘Me Too’ Investing is Eating Returns
Alan Feld, Founder and Managing Partner at Vintage Investment Partners, wrote a byline in TechCrunch to discuss underfunded areas that could produce huge winners over the next ten years, including alternative energy, remote and home healthcare, education and food and AgTech.
The Importance of Staying Lean in the Early Days
With so much cash flowing during the last 24 months, Ed Sim says it was easy to hire too fast, but onboarding new folks, getting them up to speed on the codebase, and managing internal communications issues can all defocus founders from...
PitchBook NVCA Venture Monitor Q3 2022
Q3 2022 saw a less resilient venture landscape in the US compared with H1 2022. Deal activity across all stages recorded signs of distress, and the market continued to become increasingly consolidated with fewer exits than at any time in recent history....