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The Future of Venture Capital

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#52・

Series F - Issue #52: The Future of Venture Capital

🎶 They call me Slim Shady, I'm back, I'm back... 🎶Well, actually I'm not. Apologies for the silence the last few weeks, I have taken some time to reflect on the newsletter and all of the other responsibilities I am juggling right now (a company, a fund, an ev…

#51・

Series F - Issue #51: The Future of Venture Capital

In Search of Narrative Violations"Rather than chase popular narratives, Bedrock’s approach is to invest when companies are incongruent with the narrative. Simply put, we search for narrative violations.The term narrative violation aptly describes many of toda…

 
#50・

Series F - Issue #50 🎉: The Future of Venture Capital

The Decentralized Future Series: A New Age of Investing"In this post, we are going to explore the paradigm shift of investing in the context of decentralized applications. First, we will briefly explain the history of venture funding and how it evolved in the…

#49・

Series F - Issue #49: The Future of Venture Capital

1. Some new interesting answers have been provided on the Quora thread ~> How will venture capital change in the next decade?2. The ICO trend is already being challenged by innovations from within crypto financing, as airdrops become more and more popular,…

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Series F - Issue #48: The Future of Venture Capital

Kindred Capital, an £80M seed VC firm in London, is giving founders it backs a share of fund profits"What makes Kindred Capital stand out from most seed investors or other size VC firms, is its so-called “equitable venture” model that sees every founder it ba…

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Series F - Issue #47: The Future of Venture Capital

1. Where a traditional venture capital firm might focus on helping companies find their markets and eventually exit well, the Alexa fund also promotes a cause ~> How Amazon’s Startup Fund Is Betting On An Alexa-Everywhere Future2. Hunter Walk elaborated on…

#46・

Series F - Issue #46: The Future of Venture Capital

betaworks Studios: a place for builders"This Spring Betaworks will open the doors to the first “betaworks Studios” — a club for builders. This is a new company and a new way to experience betaworks."Why this matters?- On the face of it, it's a co-working spac…

#45・

Series F - Issue #45: The Future of Venture Capital

Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Thinks Software Will Dominate Venture Capital"Ohanian says his focus for 2018 is to roll out software that will automate some investment decisions. This may also increase deal flow diversity and help founders gain access to the firm’s …

#44・

Series F - Issue #44: The Future of Venture Capital

Andrew Ng's latest AI project: a $175 million fund"As the founder of the Google Brain deep learning project and co-founder of Coursera, Andrew Ng was one of the most recognisable names in the machine learning community when he became Baidu’s chief scientist i…

#43・

Series F - Issue #43: The Future of Venture Capital

How to win founders and influence everybody"In many ways Wennmachers is an architect of Andreessen Horowitz, the prestigious investment firm that has backed hundreds of startups, including Facebook, Airbnb, and Twitter. Or, at least, she’s the architect of wh…

#42・

Series F - Issue #42: The Future of Venture Capital

Company builder Entrepreneur First is expanding to BerlinFrom Steve O'Hear: "Entrepreneur First (EF), the London-headquartered company builder that invests in individuals “pre-team, pre-idea” to help create new technology startups, is continuing to expand int…

#41・

Series F - Issue #41: The Future of Venture Capital

Introducing Spearhead: An accelerator for angel investors — and $35M to back themIn partnership with Accomplice, AngelList announced Spearhead, a $35M fund that funds and mentors founders with up to $1M of capital to back other founders.Founders earn 15% carr…

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Series F - Issue #40: The Future of Venture Capital

Positive performance for venture capital funds in recent years has sparked attraction from investors, resulting in an increasing number of first-time and spin-off managers entering the industry ~> Up and Away: Launching a first-time venture capital fund Fi…

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Series F - Issue #39: The Future of Venture Capital

"In 2017 we’ve all started to see what it looks like when blind spots start to catch up with the tech community. We’ve all seen the stories of well-funded companies exposed for solving a problem that doesn’t actually need solving. And worse, tech’s homogeneit…

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Series F - Issue #38: The Future of Venture Capital

The Nordic Web, a research and analysis company which specialises in covering data on tech companies emerging out of the Nordic region, has started a new Angel fund. The fund will invest across Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden ~> The Nordic Web…

#37・

Series F - Issue #37: The Future of Venture Capital

YouNow, a global video platform featuring mobile live streaming, has announced an ICO on CoinList. The offering for PROPS tokens will also be listed on Republic, a Reg CF crowdfunding platform, thus allowing both accredited and non-accredited investors to par…

#36・

Series F - Issue #36: The Future of Venture Capital

Today, the very definition of what is “Seed Stage” is breaking down. Entrepreneurs who have raised as little as $250K — and as much as $5M — are fundraising describing themselves as “seed stage.” What used to be a distinct financing milestone has morphed into…

#35・

Series F - Issue #35: The Future of Venture Capital

To understand what’s going on with Softbank, let’s quickly remind ourselves how the Vision Fund came to be, how it’s being spent today, and how that might scale if the firm does manage to reload its venture cannon ~> Softbank’s 12 Digit Mad Dash Against Th…

#34・

Series F - Issue #34: The Future of Venture Capital

The nonprofit Evolve Foundation has raised $100 million for a new fund called the Conscious Accelerator to combat loneliness, purposelessness, fear and anger spreading throughout the world though technology ~> Evolve Foundation launches a $100 million fund…

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Series F - Issue #33: The Future of Venture Capital

Publicly-listed venture fund Draper Esprit acquired Funds I and II of Seedcamp, which in turn provided their investors with a 4x return ~> Seedcamp sells Funds I & II to Draper Esprit delivering 4x return to investors"Friends & Family Rounds by See…