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In a few months, we are likely to see the annual Forbes Midas list of top performing early stage VC investors. There is always some debate about the methodology and accuracy of the list, but I think it’s a pretty […]

Rob Go
March 4, 2020 · 6  min.

In previous blog posts I’ve written about the two main approaches to building a seed round syndicate – the subscription method (where an entrepreneur presets a structure with a convertible note or SAFE and recruits investors who subscribe to the round, all […]

David Beisel
February 26, 2020 · 3  min.

Last week, one of our most recent portfolio companies, Ten Little, came out of stealth and announced its public launch.  Ten Little was started by Fatma Collins and Julie Rogers, a platform that aims to make finding the perfect fit […]

Melody Koh
February 24, 2020 · 3  min.

During the course of a fundraise, founders are likely to encounter a few questions from VC’s that seem awkward or even a bit unfair. These are questions that usually don’t have anything to do with the business itself, but center […]

Rob Go
February 12, 2020 · 5  min.

In general, VC decision-making can feel like a black box, which can be frustrating for founders who are trying to manage their fundraising process and timeline. It usually involves many meetings over the course of weeks (if not months) with […]

Melody Koh
February 5, 2020 · 3  min.

One of the often neglected parts of fundraising is the process of doing due diligence on potential investors. Raising money is super hard. But assuming success, a moment will come when a founder will have multiple funding options.  Partnering with […]

Rob Go
January 30, 2020 · 7  min.

Over the course of 2020, we are highlighting 20 innovators and entrepreneurs from the 20th century whose work continues to shape our everyday lives in the 21st century.    Unless you are a student of design or an aficionado of […]

Lee Hower
January 23, 2020 · 4  min.

Welcome to 2020. I thought about writing a post looking forward into this new decade, or looking back at the prior decade (are we calling it the “teens” officially?). But instead I decided to do something a little different. We’re […]

Lee Hower
January 21, 2020 · 2  min.

One of the fun books I read last year was “Paper Tiger” by Tom Coyne. I love to play golf, and Tom did what many golfers dream about – he devoted 100% of his life for 2 years to get […]

Rob Go
January 15, 2020 · 3  min.

About a year ago, my partner David Beisel talked about how seed fundraising is no longer a local game, and that the best entrepreneurs seek out the best investors for them outside of their home market. That being said, it’s […]

Melody Koh
January 7, 2020 · 4  min.