Month: June 2015

Micro-VC, by the #’s

Back in March, I posted a raw list of global Micro-VC firms that I was aware of. It remains a work in progress as new firms continue to emerge, and I’m sure there are a couple of dozen I’m still unaware of. Similar to the post from last year, I’ll be doing a full updated analysis of the Micro-VC landscape in the coming weeks, including some predictions, but in the interim, I wanted to share some of data that the CB Insights team pulled for...

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Introduction Capital

Introduction Capital

On a weekly basis, I typically provide and receive dozens of introductions. When done correctly, introductions can translate into incredibly meaningful business and personal relationships. As we all know however, the vast majority of introductions that are made miss the mark. The art of the introduction has been covered with great intensity within industry circles. Specifically, the “double opt-in” introduction is widely viewed as the most...

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Great expectations

A conversation I had with a founder friend last week reminded me of a recent episode of the HBO show Silicon Valley. In the episode the main character, Richard Hendricks, who plays the role of CEO of a hot tech company decides to accept a financing offer despite the presence of a seemingly better deal that valued the company higher and provided it with more money. The rationale for him was that while more money at a higher valuation was...

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