Aggregate statistics for all US funding deals by stage of funding (Early, Series A, Series B, and Late) including mention of notable rounds for September 2019.
In the entrepreneur world, it’s still a popular misconception that the “idea” is everything. Even though investors, like myself, have long made it clear that we invest in people, not ideas, new venture owners insist on talking about their latest “million-dollar idea,” rather than their “million-dollar team.” The power is in the people, their business […]
Your business can’t be all things to all people and excel at anything. Every entrepreneur and every business needs a strategy to keep them focused. In fact, in this new world of pervasive interactivity, it’s time to rethink even how to develop a strategy. Strategy used to come from the inside looking out, but now […]
The notable startup fundings for the week ending 10/12/19 featuring funding details for Lyte, Grammarly, RigUp, and much much more.
Most business leaders I know clearly understand the difference between legal and illegal activities, but often are not so clear on the line between ethical and unethical. Unfortunately, there is no universal code of business ethics, written down and enforced by some external governing body. We all have to rely on our own interpretation of what […]
By most definitions of the term, an entrepreneur is someone who starts a new business, incorporating innovative changes to existing products, services, business models, and creating new markets. Yet very few achieve that great aspiration of really driving economic, social, and environmental changes on a global scale. What does it take to get to that […]
Each year, our funds define specific areas of investment focus for the year. We then do a mid-year review of each of these and adjust our approach if necessary. Most often, this mid-year correction is modest, just a tweak or lane change. But this summer, we felt that changes in our immersive experiences and content […]
Put aside your fantasies, and take a hard look at who you really are, before you commit to the entrepreneurial lifestyle