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The art and science of venture investing – #2: the search for great companies and great opportunities

Why is it so hard to find great opportunities?  Why are big success stories and sustained growth still so rare? What is the “formula” for improving our chance of backing … Continue Reading


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Getting ready for scale-up

We look to make Series A and Series B investments into companies, and so we find ourselves often asking the question: is this company ready to scale up? Perhaps one … Continue Reading


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What an investment decision mean to us

As venture capitalists, we are in the business of seeing and reviewing hundreds and thousands of business plans of young tech companies looking for their first or second round of … Continue Reading


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Dear Founder #2

Dear Founder: You have invested some of your own money (and much “sweat equity”) into the company you founded, taken some seed or angel money as the initial funding, and … Continue Reading


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Dear Founder #1

Dear Founder, First, congratulations on achieving the milestone of having completed a few pilots and securing a sales pipeline waiting on you to be executed.  Well, congratulations because the reward … Continue Reading


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Great founding teams

I am always asked: what do I look for in founding teams? Well, this is a summary of what I have learned from meeting and getting to know hundreds of … Continue Reading