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Most venture investors have never managed through a downturn. This poses a risk both for novice investors lulled into complacency and the venture market that competes with the highest bidder on deals.
Anik Bose, General Partner at BGV, shares his perspective on the rise of mega VC funds and the role of scale in venture investing.
Many investors are weary because of the geopolitical climate but now is a good time to invest in Russia.
By Alejandro Ortiz, SharesPost Slack Technologies, the workplace messaging and collaboration platform, will be making its public market debut on June 20, 2019. This liquidity event will be different than the blockbuster IPOs of 2019 to date, as the company is pursuing a direct listing in lieu of a traditional initial public offering. While Spotify, […]
By Paul Asel, NGP Capital These are heady times. Every day it seems a new unicorn is created. New vocabulary – unicorn, minicorn, decacorn, mega round, super mega round – is now common in venture parlance to describe the current investment frenzy of large rounds at high valuations. While surely it is a great time […]
By David Siegel, Grellas Shah As a lawyer representing early-stage companies, it is common for me to receive an email from a client with an executed $100,000 note or SAFE of which I had no knowledge. But with the rise in unicorns and competition among investors, what frightens me is seeing multi-million dollar investments come […]
By Alejandro Ortiz, SharesPost Founded by Chris Larsen and Jed McCaleb in 2012, Ripple is the one of the first companies to successfully provide a practical application of the blockchain technology. Through RippleNet, its payments platform that runs on a blockchain, the company provides a seamless way to send money overseas regardless of location or […]
By Matthew McCooe, Connecticut Innovations Hypergrowth startups are essential for a community’s transformation to an innovation hub. Getting the companies up and running, however, can be a painfully slow process. Waiting for new companies to emerge from a garage or a university is the traditional way to grow the innovation landscape. Given that the U.S. […]
By Tim Schigel, Refinery Ventures The mid-1990s through the early 2000s were an exciting time for entrepreneurs and investors as prices for internet startups soared. Then the bottom fell out of internet stocks and the dot-com bust reverberated through the nation’s economy. In retrospect, it was probably a terrible time to start up a company […]
By Alejandro Ortiz, SharesPost Postmates is entering the final leg of its journey to an IPO. The company, which operates at the crossroads of last mile delivery and the sharing economy, recently disclosed that it confidentially filed for a public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Founded in 2011 by Sam Street, Sean Plaice […]

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