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As the global venture capital market slows, Africa charts its own course

Experts say that most recent deals were finalized months before macroeconomic challenges hit the global VC landscape. This means there’s a lag in...

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One to Watch: Debut Capital’s Pilar Johnson works to augment funding for overlooked founders

Debut Capital raised $1 million in three months. Its founder, Pilar Johnson, had no previous experience in the industry.

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Today’s startup layoffs have nothing on the 2020 correction

The point at which layoffs started to rise as a percentage of all changes to startup employment was loosely the same moment that everyone decided...

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Your startup pitch deck needs an operating plan

Money is the alpha and the omega of venture capital, and to be successful in raising money, you need to be able to speak that language.

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What’s a fintech even worth these days?

Fintech was the hottest thing around last year, a fact that may now turn into a venture capital and startup headache.

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VCs shouldn’t confuse risk management with not funding diverse founders

"Clapping from the sidelines only goes so far."

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The new unicorn litmus test

Zendesk agreed to sell itself to an investor collective for $10.2 billion. An 11-figure sale of any company is notable, but in the case of Zendesk,...

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3 views on why startup math may soon get a lot more creative

The terms are relative, and it’s the job of a journalist to get as close to the truth as possible (and push back when fluff is used as a...

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It’s time for LPs to take more responsibility in the fight for economic equality

It's ironic that LPs retreat to familiar networks because most capital goes to white men and most VCs are not profitable in risk-adjusted terms....

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Long term angel investing: Understanding capital requirements and how to find quality investments

There are three primary benefits to angel investing if you work in the technology industry: financial, educational and professional.

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Deal terms look different in a downturn. Here’s what to watch out for

The last decade has been pretty friendly to startup founders at the deal table. Who needs dilution protection when the market is steadily going up...

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Black founders are seeing a decrease in funding amid economic downturn

Not shockingly, Black founders are seeing a decrease in funding this year.

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Black Gen Z VCs are here and swinging for the fences

Black Gen Zers are already starting their paths toward becoming top industry leaders — and creating opportunities to help sustain their success.

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Venture funding in Europe is declining faster than in the US — but causing much less panic

The U.S. has seen monthly funding drop 36.7% through the end of May, while Europe saw a decline of 50% in the same period. But it doesn't feel...

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8 steps for building a financial model to calculate your fundraising needs

The basics of a financial model are relatively straightforward, but, much like managing personal finances, people struggle with anxiety and...

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A bunch of startups might be in better shape than you think

What should we make of the steady drumbeat of doom and gloom from investors on Twitter and elsewhere? We talked to Index Ventures' Mike Volpi to...

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Why some startups don’t want to be called that

"We're not a startup, we're a scaleup." Why would a tech company say that? Let's explore.

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Investor demands for profitability catch tech companies flat-footed

DocuSign has committed the new cardinal sin of technology companies: losing more money as growth slows.

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Women are leaving VC firms and creating a new class of emerging investors

Over the past year, numerous notable women investors have left their roles at established firms to launch funds of their own.

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VCs flock to TikTok to reach the next generation of founders and investors

The next generation of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders are all in one place right now: TikTok.

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Startups are on track to acquire more VC-backed companies than ever in 2022. Here’s why

Startups acquiring other VC-backed companies is nothing new. But up until the last few years, these transactions were mainly large and infrequent....

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So you have a 380x revenue multiple — now what?

The question for Bolt is what sort of multiple it has to obtain to reach market-pricing parity.

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