Tag: Venture Capital

  • How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

    by levent

    Many first-time founders seek advice when thinking about what ideas would be great for a startup company and receive the wrong advice that you need to focus on a billion-dollar idea. There are very few ideas that are obviously a billion-dollar idea from the start. So what should you do? I advise founders to focus […]

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  • Building the Venture Capital State

    by levent

    By Patrick Hall In a 1986 speech, then president Ronald Reagan lamented that “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” This statement epitomizes the neoliberal view of how Silicon Valley became a global beacon of high-technology ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. For followers […]

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  • With an Increase in Venture Capital Mega Deals, How Can Startups Stand Out?

    by levent

    While a great idea or product may put your emerging growth company in the running, breaking away from the crowd does take a significant amount of homework. According to Crunchbase, July 2018 “set a record for the number of nine-figure rounds raise worldwide.” There were 55 rounds accounting for around $15 billion in venture capital deal […]

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  • How to Create a New Product Category in Three (Easy!) Steps

    by levent

    By Patrick Hall Lessons learned from creating new product categories in technology One of the best ways to accelerate the growth of your business and create a highly defensible market position is to create a new product category, and establish a leadership position in it. This is the grand slam of Go-To-Market plays that captures most […]

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  • The great blockchain roller-coaster

    by levent

    By David Devils Five years ago ICOs were an unknown method of fundraising. Back then, two projects raised $800,000. Now ICOs have become a workable alternative to VCs, hedge funds and angel investments, and many blockchain startups choose it. The number of funds attracted via ICO has grown rapidly, so has regulator attention and investor […]

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  • What I wish I knew about fundraising as a first-time founder

    by levent

    Now that I’ve finished raising the first funding round for my company TruStory, I’m looking back and thinking about all the things I wish I’d known going in… things I had to learn the hard way — and there’s a lot. In this post, I’m going to share some of the most valuable things I’ve learned along the way. […]

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  • South Korea’s Largest Venture Firm Backs First Blockchain Startup

    by levent

    Korea Investment Partners (KIP), the largest venture capital firm in South Korea, is investing in its first blockchain startup. Announced Tuesday, KIP is investing an undisclosed amount of money into Temco, a blockchain-based startup that aims to revolutionize supply chain management systems for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) using blockchain technology. Specifically, according to Temco’s website, vendors […]

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