Notation II Pitch Deck + Origins Episode
Feb 20, 2018
Beezer Clarkson, Notation Capital, Sapphire Ventures
A few years ago, shortly after we announced the launch of Notation, we decided to publish the pitch deck that we used to raise our first fund. Many startups do this in order to share best practices, s...
Where is venture capital heading? The trends, views and hotspots
Feb 16, 2018
Sapphire Ventures, Winter Mead
In an exclusive interview with Winter Mead, Principal of Sapphire Ventures, we discuss the trends in the venture capital industry, changing LP appetite, emergence of new tech circles and the evolution...
Why A Fundraising Winter Is Coming For Micro-VC’s
Feb 11, 2018
Earlier in the week, I received an email from a seed fund manager inquiring about current Limited Partner appetite for investing in new seed fund managers. The query was in response to a declaration m...
Monetizing Venture Round Access Through SPVs
Feb 06, 2018
At a basic level, venture capital success comes down to the quality of sourcing, selection, access, value-add, and the exit. The latter two aspects are perennial differentiators that will likely remai...
Ability, Sensibility, Repeatability, And Authenticity
Feb 01, 2018
Chris Douvos, Venture Investment Associates
I originally wrote this meditation on fund evaluation for my quarterly letter to investors, but thought I’d share it more broadly because people frequently ask me about my selection criteria. Hope ...
Origins S3-E6: Roland Reynolds, Industry Ventures
Orgins Podcast, Roland Reynolds
On this episode of Origins, we sit down with Roland Reynolds, a managing partner at Industry Ventures. Industry Ventures is a fascinating “full stack venture capital firm.” Their funds invest into...
2017 Year In Review – Industry Breakdown
Top Tier Capital Partners
When looking back at 2017 in venture capital, the year actually looked surprisingly like 2016. We were concerned even then about capital inflows, valuations, and the low number of IPOs. These issues...
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