Fomo, yolo and analysis paralysis - the role of gut feeling in VC decision making, from Eze Vidra of Remagine Ventures, on VC Cafe
Fintech for Gen Z: Picking up where the challenger banks left off - great read
from Katie Kim of Forward Partners.
“Securing investment for your company is a journey of constant improvement” - read more
about the 6 behaviours to avoid when pitching to investors, from Chris Smith of Playfair Capital.
“The story of Sophia Bendz doesn’t start with her years as the global marketing director for Spotify. Nor is it about her success as an angel investor. Or as an investment partner at the VC firm Atomico. It’s not really about that she recently started as an investment partner at Cherry, a German-based firm specialised in seed investments, although that has created the usual buzz in the industry. As I get to know Sophia, I understand that what is interesting about her story, is what makes her stand out among many venture capitalists; it is having a humanist perspective on many of her investments, thinking about how money can do good, for society or community — and female entrepreneurship is one of her passions” <- great interview
with Sophia Bendz
“Statistically, the highest correlation to success in a hire is to base the decision on previous experience, but even then, that gives you only a 50% success rate. In a high-growth start-up, every senior hire is critical. There are a few important things to consider that help to mitigate some of the inherent risks.” <- learn how you can hire leaders
for your startups, from Hazel Mulhare, of Erevena.
Do algorithms make better — and fairer — investments than angel investors? Find out
Until next week,