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On Funding?—?Shots on Goal

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On Funding?—?Shots When you’ve been playing the game a bit longer or when you have responsibilities at the fund level you start thinking more about “portfolio construction.” billion When Ring started, even the folks at Shark Tank wouldn’t fund it. We know this going into a new fund. It sold to Amazon for > $1 billion.

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On Funding?—?The Denominator Effect

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On Funding?—?The The Denominator Effect I recently wrote a post about funding for investors to think about having a diversified portfolio , which I called “shots on goal.” If you funded 30–40 deals perhaps just 1 or 2 would drive the lion’s shares of returns. Photo credit: Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash On Funding?—?The

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Funding in the Time of Coronavirus

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I had originally signed up to talk about the “VC Market Trends” overall but it seemed inauthentic to speak about VC funding without addressing the virus in the room. So I wrote a brand new deck outlining some Upfront views on what we may see in the funding markets ahead. I welcome any feedback.

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Lead Edge Capital Raises $150M Fund

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Santa Barbara- and New York-based Lead Edge Capital, a private equity investor which focuses on growth stage investments in technology companies, said on Wednesday that it has raised $150M in a new fund. According to the company, the new fund will be used for public equity investments.

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Revolution Prep Gets Growth Funding From Apax

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Santa Monica-based Revolution Prep, an academic testing and tutoring preparation company, has scored private equity funding from Apax Digital Fund. Size of the funding was not announced. According to Apax Digital, the new funding will go to expand Revolution Prep's offering and to increase access to its online tutoring services.

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eTailPet Finds $800K Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based eTailPet , a new startup which helps pet store owners create online e-commerce sites, has received a round of seed funding, the company said this week. The seed funding was worth $800K, and led by Moonshots Capital, and also included individual angels from the pet industry.

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Every Startup Goes Through Distinctive Funding Phases

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It’s helpful to think of startups as proceeding through several stages, which I have defined a long time ago from a funding perspective. Separately at this stage, you may look for small funding amounts from angel investors , called seed investments. Funding or rollout stage. Don’t waste your resources on the wrong ones.

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