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This is how you should choose VCs in a tough market

This is how you should choose VCs in a tough market
Posted on Sun, 31 July 2022 by scott-orn

Over the last year, it’s been a ferocious capital market for startups, with great valuations and good access to capital.

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What is the 2% and 20% VC fee structure?

What is the 2% and 20% VC fee structure?
Posted on Sun, 12 June 2022 by scott-orn

At its most basic, the two and twenty is basically the standard fee structure for venture capital firms to charge their investors. The 2% is the annual fee that the fund charges investors to manage the fund. And the 20% is the percentage of the upside that the fund managers take.

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Why do VC General Partners invest in other Venture Capital Funds

Why do VC General Partners invest in other Venture Capital Funds
Posted on Tue, 7 June 2022 by scott-orn

Before we jump into why venture capital general partners would invest in other VC funds, let’s break down some basic terminology. 

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Venture debt: Don’t borrow your own money

Venture debt: Don’t borrow your own money
Posted on Sun, 5 June 2022 by scott-orn

Startups that take venture debt don’t realize it can actually turn out to be a major problem. It turns out they’re borrowing their own money, and it doesn’t do them any good down the road. 

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The value of having a branded VC lead your startup’s round

The value of having a branded VC lead your startup’s round
Posted on Tue, 31 May 2022 by scott-orn

There are several benefits to having a branded VC firm lead your startup’s round.  While some VC firms do cycle through to the top each year, there are a number of firms that have stayed at the top, becoming marquee firms. 

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How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?

How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?
Posted on Sun, 1 May 2022 by scott-orn

One of the most important - and overlooked - steps in how venture capitalists make decisions has to do with the dynamics inside of the fund, and how the partners and investment committee decide to make an investment in a startup.

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What is an exploding term sheet?

What is an exploding term sheet?
Posted on Sun, 13 March 2022 by scott-orn

Exploding term sheets are a term used by startup founders for venture capital term sheets that have an expiration date.

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What is the IPO window?

What is the IPO window?
Posted on Wed, 23 February 2022 by scott-orn

The press loves talking about the IPO window. You’ll hear the window's open, or the window's shut. Startups that have made a lot of progress may be ready for an IPO, or initial public offering.

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How do early stage VCs find the startups to invest in?

How do early stage VCs find the startups to invest in?
Posted on Sun, 17 October 2021 by scott-orn

It's important to recognize that finding interesting startups to invest in is what early stage VCs are really exceptionally good at. They are amazing at generating really, really strong deal flow.

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Why Would a Founder or CEO of a VC backed startup get fired?

Why Would a Founder or CEO of a VC backed startup get fired?
Posted on Sun, 19 September 2021 by scott-orn

It's really important to state upfront that no venture capitalist or board member ever wants to fire the founder from a startup.

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Does Crowdfunding Capital Raise Discourage Future VC Investment?

Does Crowdfunding Capital Raise Discourage Future VC Investment?
Posted on Sun, 23 May 2021 by scott-orn

Does crowdfunding capital raise discourage future VC investment? We are getting this question a lot because there are way more ways to access capital these days than the traditional VC route, so startups are taking advantage of this.

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Why Do Big Acquirers like to buy Small Startups via an Asset Sale vs. an Equity Purchase?

Why Do Big Acquirers like to buy Small Startups via an Asset Sale vs. an Equity Purchase?
Posted on Sun, 9 May 2021 by scott-orn

Why do big companies like to buy smaller startups in an asset sale versus an equity purchase? The answer is pretty simple.

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Bigfoot Capital’s CEO Featured on “Founders & Friends” Startup Podcast

Bigfoot Capital’s CEO Featured on “Founders & Friends” Startup Podcast
Posted on Wed, 5 May 2021 by healy-jones

Brian Parks, the CEO of Bigfoot Capital, was recently interviewed on Kruze Consulting’s Founder & Friends startup podcast.

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What is an Orphaned VC Deal?

What is an Orphaned VC Deal?
Posted on Tue, 27 April 2021 by scott-orn

Your startup just got VC funding. Congratulations! But, then you receive notification that your venture capital partner just left their firm. Before you panic, read this article about “what is an orphaned VC”. Although it sounds awful, it is not as bad as you might think.

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3 Tips for Startup Venture Capital Funding

3 Tips for Startup Venture Capital Funding
Posted on Tue, 30 March 2021 by healy-jones

Startup founders, are you looking to raise venture capital? Here are 3 tips for startup venture capital funding.

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