Seed Funds Are Under Existential Threat From Venture Giants
When a tiny two-person San Francisco startup named Stytch began pitching venture capital firms for its first-ever round of funding early last year, known as a “seed” round, the partners at venerable seed firm First Round Capital thought they were a shoo-in...
Twitter Wisdom: Institutional LPs Share Thoughts on the Recent Rise in Exit Valuations and Impacts on Allocation
In a fantastic Twitter thread, Frank Rotman compiles feedback from a number of institutional LPs on some of the most pressing issues facing the venture ecosystem, including sky high valuations and more.
The New Walking Dead
During the boom times of the past four years in the tech industry, more than 1,100 first-time venture funds were born. Now, with fundraising drying up and little to show in the way of meaningful returns, many of those funds face a...
The Rocky Road Ahead for Startups
From The Indicator by NPR’s Planet Money, Wailin Wong invites Beezer on the podcast to explore how the venture ecosystem has been impacted by the down market. Take a listen for perspectives from the full funding chain.