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How To Think About Crypto Investing, For Institutional Investors

Ben's Blog

Given all the attention out there around every little move in bitcoin prices — as well as the now-they-like-it , now-they-don’t noise around crypto in general — how might institutional investors think about investing in crypto assets?

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Institutional Investor Just Published our Research Study on Disruption of Investing

David Teten

We’re happy to report that Institutional Investor just published our summary of our research study in their April issue: “ Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted ” (about 2,000 words). You can download the full paper in PDF (10,000 words) or join the discussion around the paper here on Authorea (where I’m an investor and board member). The post Institutional Investor Just Published our Research Study on Disruption of Investing appeared first on David Teten.

VC Governance FAQ: (7) How should institutional investors contact VC funds?

Pascal's View

This is the seventh in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships. Susan Mangiero , CEO of Investment Governance’s Fiduciary X , asked me the following: Question; How should institutional investors contact VC funds? I think the VC industry conferences in specific industry sectors provide a great forum for institutional investors to meet directly with VC funds.

How To Find Support Resources For Your Startup Stage

Startup Professionals Musings

The alternative is to work with an innovation institute to evaluate your technology, or hire a consultant. Separately at this stage, you may look for small funding amounts from angel investors , called seed investments.

8 Ways Entrepreneurs Keep Ahead Of Business Change

Startup Professionals Musings

If your business success so far is based on family and Angel investors, perhaps it’s time to start working with institutional investors and external business partners.

Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted

David Teten

On June 25, I’m speaking to the Stamford Fintech Meetup on “Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted” This is based on my Institutional Investor cover story: “ Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted ”, cowritten with Katina Stefanova (CEO/CIO, Marto Capital; former management committee at Bridgewater Associates) and Brent Beardsley (head of Strategy, Vanguard).

Austin’s TurnKey Vacation Rentals Lands $31 Million in Funding

SiliconHills

The Austin-based startup received the funding from Adam Street Partners which led the Series D round along with participation from existing investors including Altos Ventures and two new institutional investors. TurnKey Vacation Rentals, one of the nation’s largest vacation rental management companies, recently announced it has received $31 million in funding.

Austin-based Next Coast Ventures Raises $85 Million Fund

SiliconHills

The fund was oversubscribed by $25 million and its limited partners include leading institutional investors, funds of funds and family offices. Next Coast Ventures announced Thursday that it has closed on its debut fund at $85 million. Next Coast Ventures is looking at investing in deals in Austin and in the middle part of the […] The post Austin-based Next Coast Ventures Raises $85 Million Fund appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

7 Key Strategies To Ensure Long-Term Customer Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Even if your business success so far has been based on bootstrapping, it may be time to look to institutional investors to help you with acquisitions and new initiative funding.

NIMBOXX Lands $12M in Funding and Launches Company

Austin Startup

The company also announced it has raised $12 million in Series A funding from SMC Holdings, a Hong Kong-based institutional investor with a strong track record in backing U.S. NIMBOXX today unveiled its ‘atomic unit’ of the software-defined data center, an all-in-one solution that puts a hyper-scale computing model within reach for organizations of all sizes.

The Gift of Feedback, Part V

OnlyOnce

I have a lot of institutional investors in our cap table at Return Path. One was from one of our institutional investors, sharing guidelines and timetables for doing CEO reviews across its portfolio. The other was from one of our other institutional investors, and it invited me to participate in a feedback process to evaluate how well our investor performs for us as a Board member and strategic advisor.

6 Keys To Managing Funding From People Close To You

Startup Professionals Musings

Then you don’t have to worry about the fact that most angel investors and venture capitalists won’t take a bet on you if none of your friends and family have given you a vote of confidence with money. Treat the transaction as you would expect to be treated by an angel investor or VC.

What Type of Business Structure is Right for a SaaS, AI or IoT Company?

ReadWriteStart

And this is not only due to lack of liability protection, though it is a significant factor attracting investors. Not to mention that sole proprietorships are less reliable, from an investor’s point of view, and credibility is a significant factor driving investments.

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Intuit to Acquire Demandforce for $424MM

abovethecrowd.com

As with Instagram, Benchmark Capital is the largest institutional investor in Demandforce. This morning, Intuit announced its agreement to acquire one of Benchmark’s portfolio companies, Demandforce, for $424mm. Unlike Instagram, which is a consumer application and is extremely well known, Demandforce focuses on local professional businesses and has chosen to keep an intentionally low profile [.]. advertising Internet Uncategorized Venture Capital Web/Tech Demandforce Local

Why This Startup Teaches Everyone to Code + a Framework to Find a CTO

View from Seed

In the 10th edition of Traction, we hear the story of Vin Vacanti , co-founder/CEO of Yipit.com (daily deals aggregator) and YipitData (analyzes web data for institutional investors). Traction is a biweekly podcast where founders share the creative or unusual things they did during the seed stage to make early progress. Everyone knows startups should do scrappy things that “don’t scale” — this show explores what those things actually are.

Funding Alternatives Change As Your New Venture Grows

Startup Professionals Musings

The alternative is to work with an innovation institute to evaluate your technology, or hire a consultant. Separately at this stage, you may look for small funding amounts from angel investors , called seed investments. Once you have some traction, you can approach venture capital organizations , with funding amounts of $1-10 million for the real rollout, often referred to as the “A-round,” or first institutional funding.

Gold Commodity Investing As A Young Professional

YoungUpstarts

Inexperienced investors can be overwhelmed when working with hundreds of data points that don’t seem to make any sense. Gold price is affected by a number of economic factors, including supply, demand, and investor behaviour.

We Raised $50m+ To Back New Venture Capitalists Who Don’t Look Like Me

Hunter Walker

Ok, the headline is announcing Screendoor , a $50m+ collaboration of some like-minded early stage investors to back new VCs from underrepresented groups (basically people who don’t look like me). It’s weird to try and help fund people who are going to compete with me, right?

Women Who Venture

Feld Thoughts

When Renata George told me she was going to write a book about Women Who Venture, featuring around a hundred female investors of different generations, I immediately said I’d be supportive. Many of the investors interviewed for this book, offer advice and solutions to address this issue. This book is an essential read for aspiring female venture investors who want to be inspired by the life stories of women who made it all the way to the top in venture capital.

OtherInBox Acquired by ReturnPath

Austin Startup

The company had raised approximately $4M in investment over the years from non-institutional investors. OtherInBox, an Austin-based company that reduces unwanted email, announced today that they have been acquired and will now be a wholly owner subsidiary of ReturnPath. The company recently crossed the 2 million user mark, a highly coveted milestone for a consumer internet company.

Money. show me! If you want to change Venture Capital, focus on LPs. #openlp

This is going to be BIG.

As a former institutional investor, one of the stats we focused on was carry distribution. If firms held back the economics, keeping things only for partners who were growing long in the tooth, some of the best new investors they had would bolt for other firms or start their own.

Why Do Consumer IPOs and B2B IPOs Get Treated Differently?

View from Seed

All three companies had significant investor interest during their road shows and increased their IPO price ranges, but I believe Zoom’s increased the most by the offering. I believe this was primarily because public market investors believed there was some chance that these high profile consumer companies would be once-in-a-generation type companies. Fairly frequently public market investors believe that a new consumer company is “the next X”.

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How Betancourt Lopez Used Viral, Influencer Marketing to Grow Hawkers Brand

The Startup Magazine

It’s a transformation that has its roots in an idea that grew, fueled by the insightful vision that Betancourt Lopez brought to the company as an investor and executive. Alejandro Betancourt Lopez had a successful career as an executive and investor.

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To Understand VCs, Founders Should Meet Their LPs

Hunter Walker

I’m suprised how many founders – even multiple time entrepreneurs – are unfamiliar with the institutional investors that back most of the major venture funds. I don’t think we’re unique in encouraging this mixing (True Ventures & Khosla Ventures do something similar) but it doesn’t seem to have historically been standard practice for venture capitalists to talk about their investors or their economics.

What Buying Habits Tell Marketers About Each Generation

YoungUpstarts

Gui Costin , author of “ Millennials Are Not Aliens “, is an entrepreneur, and founder of Dakota, a company that sells and markets institutional investment strategies. by Gui Costin , author of “ Millennials Are Not Aliens: …but they are 80 Million Americans Who Are Changing How We Buy, Sell, Vacation, Invest, and Just About Everything Else “ Each generation has unique experiences, lifestyles, and demographics that influence their buying behaviors, financial experts say.

How Founders and CEOs Can Raise Early Checks (With Pavel Cherkashin)

ReadWriteStart

Once you’re sure there’s a product, and once you know that all the binary risks are off the table and it’s now more about the risks associated with scaling, then you should go to investors.”. What Investors Want to See Before Investing. Now the investor wants to put money into this box.

Seek Support Organizations Based On Startup Stage

Startup Professionals Musings

The alternative is to work with an innovation institute to evaluate your technology, or hire a consultant. Separately at this stage, you may look for small funding amounts from Angel investors , called seed investments. Once you have some traction, you can approach venture capital organizations , with funding amounts of $1-10 million for the real rollout, often referred to as the “A-round,” or first institutional funding.

6 Actions To Find The Perfect Angel For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

A while back, I outlined “ The 10 Best Sources of Cash to Start Your Business ” for startups, listing angel investors as alternative six. I still get a lot of questions on these mysterious and often invisible investors, so here is another attempt to bring them out of the ether. By definition, an angel investor is not an “institutional investor.” Angel investors also tend to limit the size of individual investments to $250K or less.

Venture Debt 101

Up and Running

Venture debt provides a very cost-effective way to receive capital from a big financial institution if you have liquidity or existing financial backing from a well-known investor. Banks will loan to startups that have access to the pockets of institutional investors, like a well-known VC firm, or that are generating a certain amount of revenue that will foolproof their investment.

How to think about cash vs. equity compensation

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

This is the key, because Q — what an institutional investor would accept — is a well-understood system. So what kind of return does an angel investor need to make on their $84,000? Investors in early-stage startups need large potential returns to compensate for the fact that most of those investments will never return. That formulation rings true to almost every investor I’ve met, from angels to VCs.

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Landmark Angels and Marcum MicroCap conferences

David Teten

The Landmark Venture Forum is hosted by Landmark Angels , an angel investor group, and will feature 12 promising emerging companies in the digital media space. The Marcum MicroCap Conference is hosted by Marcum LLP and co-presented by CCG Investor Relations. The conference is geared towards investors in small-cap equities; expected attendees include institutional investors, mutual funds, hedge funds, wealth managers, and family offices.

Seeking Investors to Participate in Study on Disruption of Asset Management

David Teten

We are seeking Partner-level investment professionals at hedge funds, mutual funds, VCs, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, family offices, and other institutional investors to interview for this research project. . We tentatively plan to publish our results in the Harvard Business Review, Institutional Investor, Forbes , and other leading media where we have published our past research.

2012 Recap and Final Close at $19M

Version One Ventures

Our original target was $10M, so I’m extremely grateful at the confidence our investors placed in the fund. In addition, I’m particularly excited that this final close includes an institutional investor, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) – their announcement can be found here. While crunching the data and reflecting on the past year, it’s clear that 2012 was busy.

Bits, Bytes, and the Blockchain: An Overview of Bitcoin

Early Growth Financial Services

Once regarded as part of a libertarian fringe, Bitcoin is increasingly commanding the attention of the world’s major financial institutions, institutional investors, and governmental regulatory bodies. Current estimates put the amount of Bitcoin outstanding at $14.2 million.

Why This Startup Teaches Everyone to Code + a Framework to Find a CTO

View from Seed

In the 10th edition of Traction, we hear the story of Vin Vacanti , co-founder/CEO of Yipit.com (daily deals aggregator) and YipitData (analyzes web data for institutional investors). Traction is a biweekly podcast where founders share the creative or unusual things they did during the seed stage to make early progress. Everyone knows startups should do scrappy things that “don’t scale” — this show explores what those things actually are.

Accelerators And Seed Deal Flow

Haystack

all together) combined with the culture of “demo days,” in-person gatherings where angels and professional investors collide with entrepreneurs. Before we dive into this, let me say (1) I know a lot of people personally who run these accelerators and consider them friends (and darn good people); and (2) I know there will be a bunch of founders who will say “Hey, well, I met some great investors this way, so it can work.”

Crowdfunding Your Startup at 700 Percent Oversubscribed

ReadWriteStart

The jobs act promised small individual investors the ability to invest in the next Google. Less risk for the new startup investors. ” Investing in startups is a risky affair, yet investors are will to take these risks because of the potential of significant upsides. We literally had to turn down investors. We want to offer seed investors the opportunity to be part of our success before institutional VC’s take all the allocation.

15 Steps to Fundraising for Your New Venture Capital or Private Equity Fund

David Teten

If you take the fifteen steps below, you’ll have the core of a high-performing fundraising and investor relations function. . Your materials should ideally meet the expectations of the Institutional Limited Partners Association, even if you’re not targeting institutions.

Introducing the New-Look NextView + Seed-Stage Startup Platform

View from Seed

We are quite simply high conviction, hands-on seed investors. – We are seed investors. Although the definition of seed is changing, we are focused on being the first institutional investor for an early-stage company, and most of our investments are pre-traction. One core idea behind our firm is that investors and founders by definition have different goals.

Savvy Entrepreneurs Look for More Than Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

The alternative is to work with an innovation institute to evaluate your technology, or hire a consultant. Separately at this stage, you may look for small funding amounts from Angel investors , called seed investments. Once you have some traction, you can approach venture capital organizations , with funding amounts of $1-10 million for the real rollout, often referred to as the “A-round,” or first institutional funding.

Sharp Elbows Among Seed VCs

View from Seed

This post will try to describe why this is happening and what repercussions are for founders and investors. More and more, I hear seed investors claim that they are increasingly religious about hitting their ownership target in the majority of rounds they are a part of. This is why, as I said previously, most seed rounds today still have 2–3 institutional investors involved although it’s less likely that all three are equally happy about their allocations in the round.

Why Businesses Must Grasp Millennial Thinking Or Face Economic Calamity

YoungUpstarts

Gui Costin , author of “ Millennials Are Not Aliens “, is an entrepreneur, and founder of Dakota, a company that sells and markets institutional investment strategies. by Gui Costin , author of “ Millennials Are Not Aliens: …but they are 80 Million Americans Who Are Changing How We Buy, Sell, Vacation, Invest, and Just About Everything Else “ When it comes to shopping and buying, the Millennial generation appears to play by its own rules.