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The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC

Both Sides of the Table

What kind of deals should I be doing? One of the major calibration pieces for me was where to find deal flow. What stage? Lovely.

Why We Pass Quickly On Things

Feld Thoughts

Sure, we’ll miss some great opportunities, but that is fine as long as we believe (a) there are more than 10 great potential companies for us to invest in each year and (b) our deal flow dynamics are such that we see a lot more than the 10 we end up choosing to invest in. Foundry Group deal flow investments pass

How To Respond To A Cold Call Email From An Associate At A Big VC Firm

Feld Thoughts

They end up on the calling (now emailing) lists for a bunch of VC firms who have an outbound deal flow program. Recently, I’ve been forwarded a few of these emails from CEOs of companies I’m an investor in with the question “how do I deal with this?” VC Financing associates deal flow vc financing

Conference Notes on Sourcing Deal Flow & Developing New Business for Private Equity

David Teten

I enjoyed participating in last week’s Capital Roundtable Private Equity Masterclass on “ Best Practices for Sourcing Quality Deal Flow & Developing New Business ” (May 26 th , 2011). High Road Capital Partners Deal Sourcing Keynote. Notes: Most funds have ~7 deals total, or about two deals per year.

Deal Flow Management Tools

EIN News

What are Deal Flow Management Tools? Zealand, Ireland, France, India, Canada, Australia and United States. Other. available to angel investors, super angels and venture capitalists. Yet, it has been in vogue because

"One explanation for the correlations we’ve seen is that firms with the best deal flow and."

Mark Birch

“One explanation for the correlations we’ve seen is that firms with the best deal flow and track records tend to be able to raise larger funds. One note however is that personal networks might help with deal flow, but you still need to pick the winners, and the earlier on you get on board, the better. via NEA.

Second Order Impact of FG Angels

Feld Thoughts

If you’ve been following along at home, you know that we recently created an AngelList Syndicate called FG Angels.

AngelList Syndicate Feedback From An Experienced Entrepreneur

Feld Thoughts

For the investors, the clear benefits are: 1) Access to deal flow they wouldn’t otherwise get.

The Nature Of The Firm and Work Markets

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

" Our firm is seeing these work markets sprout up all around us and if there is a single investment theme that is dominating our deal flow right now, this would be it. Those who watched the video I posted on Sunday saw me talking about this. But I didn't do it justice so I'm going to do a full post on this.

No, I Won't Sign Your NDA

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We call this deal flow. An NDA kills deal flow. I'm in the business of backing great teams, not stealing from them.

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Getting A VC Job

Rob Go

Have domain expertise in an emerging area that the VC cares about and wants to develop more authority and deal flow around.

Foundry Group Next

Feld Thoughts

It’s also been fun – a great way to get close to new managers, build lasting personal relationships, and see deal flow for our Foundry Group investing activity. Over the years at Foundry Group we’ve built an extensive network of companies. We have also invested indirectly in many others through our investment in Techstars.

Full Time Vs Part Time Angel Investors

Mark Birch

First is the ability to see a lot of startups, which investors refer to as deal flow. The main problem comes down to time.

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Angel investing strategies

High Contrast

The main influencer of return for angel investors is the quality of deal flow that you can win. To see better deals and win them you need to increase the value of “you.” Where you can get high-quality deal flow you can win, do a smaller number of deals. Lose money. Become disillusioned.

Why Early-Stage VCs Should Be Careful About Intros from Bankers

Both Sides of the Table

What kind of deals should I be doing? One of the major calibration pieces for me was where to find deal flow. What stage? Lovely.

Questions a Potential Venture Fund Limited Partner Should Ask

This is going to be BIG.

Does the firm have access to quality deal flow? I have a draft deck put together for a next Brooklyn Bridge Ventures fund. I pretty much hate it. Don't get me wrong--the numbers look great. That's not it. It just doesn't really get at what's really important. I wasn't sure exactly how it missed, so I went back to first principles.

How VC’s Source

Rob Go

The stock answer from most investors is that they get most of their deal flow from referrals. Great referrals comes from having a great product, and so the most important part of effective deal flow is having a great “venture capital product” that fits the needs of founders and exceeds their expectations.

Ending Our FG Angels Experiment

Feld Thoughts

Seth did a nice job of summarizing what the deals and the syndicate activity for the first year looked like. Average syndicate investment amount per deal: $316k. Largest syndicate investment in any single deal: $785k. Total number syndicate investors (syndicate members who invested in at least one FG Angels deal): 116.

Tips for companies attending office hours

The Equity Kicker

It’s a great way for us to meet with lots of founders, improve our deal flow and hopefully give a little back to teh community.

Charts of the Day – The complexity of raising Series A

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

And while there are more Series A deals being done every year, they’re not even coming close to keeping up with the pace of Seed deals.

How to get meetings with people too busy to see you

Steve Blank

I’m not an investor, and I’m really not looking for meetings with entrepreneurs for deal flow. Here’s a better approach. Sigh.

Does Alternative Finance Exist In Singapore And Hong Kong?


Combined, these two nations contributed about 95 per cent of deal flow in the region during 2010. link]. Grant Thornton. link].

VC Partner Sweet Spot: The Always-Sometimes-Never Rules for Pitching the Right Investor

View from Seed

Ignoring or, worse yet, being rude or inconsiderate to a junior investor is a fast way to ensure that a deal won’t happen. Always. It matters.

The Sole Purpose of a Startup Accelerator Should Be Making Money

Instigator Blog

When things are booming, like they are now, they participate a great deal. In that case the motivation may not be money, it may be deal flow for the venture component of the business. Accelerators help spur that activity, they create deal flow (for other investors), encourage entrepreneurship, etc.

Are We in Tech Bubble 3.0?

Early Growth Financial Services

Deal flow in internet specific businesses is higher than in 2001: while VCs invested $7B in 141 deals so far this year versus $65 billion in 375 deals in … Continue reading → Valuation First off, how do funding, pricing, and valuations compare to those in previous periods? While buyout multiples are at 10.7

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

This software platform is used by most local Angel organizations for managing deal flow. Or does it? Angel investors are people too.

What are the best innovations to come out of the financial industry in recent times?


From a completely biased perspective, I’d nominate the nascent and not yet completely visible rise of online equity investing platforms. While Gust is generally flying under the radar, and currently accounts for an infinitesimally tiny fraction of the marketplace, the actual numbers may be a bit surprising.

Find an Angel Investor, Without Going Through Hell

Startup Professionals Musings

Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning. The challenge is to find the right angel for your, and for your situation.

Why You Need to Take 50 Coffee Meetings

Both Sides of the Table

Increase your deal flow. 50 coffee meetings. It should stick in your head as a metaphor for networking. 5 / week = 250 / year. JFDI.

Hitting Pause on StartupCFO


Other than some early adopter such as Fred and Brad , most investors had not yet caught on to the power of blogging to build their brands and deal flow. In February 2007, I signed up for a blogger account and wrote my first post here. I had no grand intentions when I started. I like to write and I was curious about blogging. startup

Joining A Startup As CFO Is A Good Path To The Top

Startup Professionals Musings

Let’s make a deal” - The dream team CFO not only runs the deal process for fundraising, but should also bring deal flow into the company.

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Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

This software platform is used by most local Angel organizations for managing deal flow. Or does it? Angel investors are people too.

Qualities of an Awesome Investor


Ability to negotiate deal. it can even be putting personal money into fund(s) to get more deal flow. Understanding the ramifications of deal terms. Presentation and defense skills of a deal. Proper preparation for a deal. Deal flow and sourcing - proprietary? Managing investments".what Exits!

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A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley

Feld Thoughts

The key reason for the explosion in capital flowing into the industry, and therefore the large increase in practitioners, had nothing to do with 1970’s performance, early stage investing, or technology. None of these companies fit Mr. Neumann’s definition of the era’s venture deals and each generated returns we would welcome today.

Regarding Roswell Ventures


Good morning - In April when we created Roswell Ventures, interest was expected to a degree, but after these past summer months we have realized Roswell Ventures will serve as a true barometer and economic development organization inside Roswell that will help stimulate the economy, create deal-flow and inspire entrepreneurs.

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VitalsChoice, Activation and November Pearls!

The Product Guy

Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were… Featured Product: VitalsChoice exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from managing deal flow to moving forward (thanks to Jessica Fredican). Please submit your nominations for 2014’s great product management candidates @ [link] ! tpgblog DoT com ).

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

Both Sides of the Table

But returns are partly a function of whether one can get access to great deal flow. Here’s how he did it. Jason M. First. Jason.

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The Case for Staying Private (and Why IPOs Are Overrated)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It''s certainly easy to get caught up in the allure of going public. There are plenty of compelling reasons to stay private.

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Learn How to Come Up With Killer Business Ideas

Up and Running

His popularity is largely rooted in his personal success—he originally worked as a VC and was in charge of deal flow in Silicon Valley.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

Ask the Angels

The Angels were kind enough to share their insights with me, and bring together a good deal flow. I loved it from the first day.