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John Backus, co-founder and managing partner, Proof VC
After a strenuous fundraising effort, the pro rata rights investor managed to raise more than it did for its previous fund.
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The London-based VC firm’s newest partner, Payton Dobbs, hopes to broaden his impact in Europe by bringing monetization model insights to a wider range of nascent digital businesses.
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New venture capital funds, state funding programs, accelerators and public/private investment partnerships are buoying start-up activity in the Sooner State.
John Backus, co-founder and managing partner, Proof VC
Opportunity funds have become ubiquitous over the past several years, but most aren’t actually doing what they are meant to do, according to John Backus, co-founder and managing partner of Proof VC.
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Erika Lucas founded VEST Her Ventures to invest in women and BIPOC founders developing products and services for the care economy.
VCs are especially interested in start-ups that will make the energy grid more resilient.
Branch raised a Series C round from Weatherford Capital, SignalFire, Greycroft and other VCs in May 2022.
Photo of Win Chevapravatdumrong of M13 Ventures.
An accelerating pace of business disruption makes this the right time for the VC firm to bring on its first in-house general counsel.
With venture lending capacity down by as much as two-thirds since the failure of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, revenue scale and company quality will be top of mind for both venture debt and equity capital providers.
Immediately after the FDIC’s takeover of Silicon Valley Bank, the Chicago-based VC firm created a vehicle to help fund payroll and dug into start-ups’ arrangements with payroll providers.

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