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  • A Bigger Truth About Restaurant Food Delivery

    A Bigger Truth About Restaurant Food Delivery

    Photo by Viktor Forgacs on UnsplashI was listening to Dan Primack’s podcast on Pro Rata and he was interviewing Senator Klobucher who is now publicly and vocally speaking out against Uber purchasing Grubhub and has tried to mobilize against this.…
    - 42 days ago, 21 May 20, 11:09am -
  • Bevy is Emerging as a Leader in Software for Building Virtual Communities — with $15 million to…

    Bevy is Emerging as a Leader in Software for Building Virtual Communities — with $15 million to…

    Bevy is Emerging as a Leader in Software for Building Virtual Communities — with $15 million to Prove ItThe venture capital world has started firing up a few cylinders again and looking for businesses that it believes will help us all succeed…
    - 44 days ago, 19 May 20, 1:09pm -
  • My Thoughts on the Current Market: on 20-Minute VC

    My Thoughts on the Current Market: on 20-Minute VC

    Several years ago I made an appearance in a burgeoning new podcast called “20 Minute VC,” which by now needs no introduction. Harry was gracious enough to invite me back so this past week we recorded an episode discussing the current market envir…
    - 72 days ago, 21 Apr 20, 1:27am -
  • How to Make Sense of the PPP Loan Program for VC-Backed Startups

    How to Make Sense of the PPP Loan Program for VC-Backed Startups

    There is so much confusion and misinformation out there about the government sponsored “payroll protection plan” loans to companies that the heads of every small business CEO in the country must be spinning. We have been advising a lot of entrepr…
    - 87 days ago, 6 Apr 20, 8:32pm -
  • Hard Decisions Require Empathy

    Hard Decisions Require Empathy

    In the past two weeks we have entered perhaps to most surreal experience in any of our lives. I think intuitively many of us believe it may be a more lasting impact than just “60 days at home,” which is why we almost have a nervous laughter when…
    - 92 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 9:03pm -
  • Funding in the Time of Coronavirus

    Funding in the Time of Coronavirus

    I am due to speak at the SaaStr conference next week: Wednesday, March 11th at 10:45 AM. I had originally signed up to talk about the “VC Market Trends” overall but it seemed inauthentic to speak about VC funding without addressing the virus in t…
    - 5 Mar 20, 11:09pm -
  • Why Meg Whitman is Betting on Quibi as“The Da Vinci Code of Content”

    Why Meg Whitman is Betting on Quibi as“The Da Vinci Code of Content”

    Every year, a personal Upfront Summit highlight is getting to sit down with experts in a field I care about. Sometimes that’s venture capital generally (like last year’s conversation with Reid Hoffman) and sometimes it’s in a space where I’ve…
    - 19 Feb 20, 1:06am -
  • What Did I Learn From the First VC Check I Ever Wrote?

    What Did I Learn From the First VC Check I Ever Wrote?

    I became a VC 12 years ago in 2007 when the pace of deals was much slower. I had just left Salesforce.com where I was VP, Products, after they had acquired my second startup. As I was trying to figure out the role I wanted to play in the VC world I d…
    - 17 Oct 19, 11:33am -
  • Some Seriously Great News. No, Seriously …

    Some Seriously Great News. No, Seriously …

    Some Seriously Great News. No, Seriously …Exactly six years ago today I received an email from my friend Ynon Kreiz introducing me to Andrew Stalbow and Petri Järvilehto. Ynon had been the CEO of Maker Studios and I trust his opinion a great deal…
    - 27 Aug 19, 1:05am -
  • Announcing Projector — A Startup I’ve Been Excited to Tell You About for Years

    Announcing Projector — A Startup I’ve Been Excited to Tell You About for Years

    Announcing Projector — A Startup I’ve Been Excited to Tell You About for YearsA few years ago I spent time in prison with Trevor O’Brien, the founder of Projector. Yes, I always imagined announcing the company that way. We were of course t…
    - 22 May 19, 12:04pm -

Financing for Food

  • For Nothing is Fixed: podcast and poems

    For Nothing is Fixed: podcast and poems

    “Fixed” as in: permanent / unmoving / unchanging; “Fixed” as in: repaired, made whole. On this theme I present this timely and provocative conversation between Viveka and Paramananda. So much of what Viveka says (and not just in this podcast!…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 20, 1:26am -
  • Severence by Ling Ma: an excellent lockdown read

    Severence by Ling Ma: an excellent lockdown read

    I read Ling Ma’s Severance back in March and keep forgetting to give it a glowing recommendation, especially for those of you who are still in lockdown. A few of the elements that really worked for me: A fascinating perspective on the benefits (!)…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 20, 12:52am -
  • Both / And: on the experience of existing as woman of color in the Triratna Buddhist movement

    Both / And: on the experience of existing as woman of color in the Triratna Buddhist movement

      The world today is very different from that in which Buddhism originated and flourished… The challenge Buddhists face today is to find ways of communicating and practising the Dharma that are truly effective in these new circumstances. The situa…
    - 19 days ago, 13 Jun 20, 6:50pm -
  • Marches ~ Maya ~ Mycelia

    Marches ~ Maya ~ Mycelia

    Thousands of people in Philadelphia continue to protest racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd. Crowds in Center City stretched from the steps of the Art Museum and past the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. https:…
    - 26 days ago, 6 Jun 20, 7:55pm -
  • Care about the Climate Crisis?#BlackLivesMatter is tied up with your cause, too
    On my mind these days: Intersectionality. Privilege. Divisive binary thinking. What each of us can control and what we can’t. Emotional labor… which is what it takes for people of color to educate others about the sources of racism, tools for ant…
    - 26 days ago, 6 Jun 20, 7:21pm -
  • Compassion for all beings is compassion in action: Viveka on The Buddha as Social Revolutionary
    Lately I’ve been wondering if my belief that I’m acting on behalf of other beings is actually a form of delusional spiritual bypassing. How can we balance the energy needed to do our own work to address our own delusions, and the energy and work…
    - 26 days ago, 6 Jun 20, 7:20pm -
  • Talking about race

    Talking about race

    There’s a lot to say right now about race. People who are not white — myself included — don’t always want to be the ones explaining certain racial concepts or experiences to people privileged enough to never really have to think about race. A…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Jun 20, 9:16pm -
  • David Whyte and Jane Hirshfield on the window of waking

    David Whyte and Jane Hirshfield on the window of waking

    For years I’d been intermittently trying to find a very specific David Whyte poem. The detail I was sure I remembered after a morning yoga teacher read it aloud was a window: a window to something bigger that only exists at the moment we move from…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Jun 20, 6:32pm -
  • No Surprises: a Regina Spektor Radiohead cover that’s perfect for these times
    A couple weeks ago Triple J’s Like a Version re-released this 10-year old performance of Regina Spektor’s rendition of Radiohead’s No Surprises, with much better video quality this time around. It’s definitely near the top of my list of favor…
    - 47 days ago, 16 May 20, 5:37pm -
  • If— by Rudyard Kipling: a poem for when people are behaving badly
    Over a decade ago, in a moment when I knew I needed that kind of support, I booked myself into Sonoma Ashram for a few days. One afternoon I met with Babaji, the Ashram’s founder and resident monk. Weeping, I described the pain of being misundersto…
    - 48 days ago, 15 May 20, 6:44am -

FNO: Fundraising

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  • Accelerate the Digital Health Development BrightInsight Funded $40 Million

    Accelerate the Digital Health Development BrightInsight Funded $40 Million

    San Jose, California based BrightInsight Inc., the leading global digital health platform for biopharma and MedTech. Has been funded $40 million in its latest round of financing. Series funding led by Insight Partners with existing investors, New Le…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 9:21am -
  • Enhancement Sales Platform Outreach Funded $50M

    Enhancement Sales Platform Outreach Funded $50M

    Customer relationship management software has shifted a deciding piece of IT when it comes to making business done, and today a startup focusing on one particular aspect of that stack sales automation.Seattle, Washington-based Outreach, one of the…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 5:17am -
  • 5 Outside The Box Ideas For Marketing Your Small Business

    5 Outside The Box Ideas For Marketing Your Small Business

    IntroductionIf you think you cannot market a product with a small budget, then you are mistaken. To run a successful business, whether it is small or big, you need to implement top-notch marketing strategies. So, it is essential to take the time an…
    - 11 days ago, 21 Jun 20, 6:07pm -
  • Postman Funded $150M Secured in Series C Investment

    Postman Funded $150M Secured in Series C Investment

    Postman, it is the leading platform for API development in San Francisco. Postman funded $150 million Series C investment, bringing its valuation to $2 billion. The Series C round, led by Insight Partners, is Postman’s most significant funding rou…
    - 18 days ago, 14 Jun 20, 3:47pm -
  • Bonusly Startup Funded $9M for Employees Platform

    Bonusly Startup Funded $9M for Employees Platform

    A Boulder, CO-based Bonusly startup launched in 2013, was one of the first companies to operate the shift about real-time, employee-centric recognition, feedback, and people analytics that encourage employees to reward each other.Bonusly funded $9…
    - 24 days ago, 8 Jun 20, 1:01pm -
  • Arterys $28 Million Funded for Clinical Platform

    Arterys $28 Million Funded for Clinical Platform

    A global medical imaging platform in San Francisco, CA, the Arterys was funded $28 million in series C funding.The Benslie Investment Group and Temasek Holdings led series C investment, participated with Fosun, Revelation Partners, Emergent Medical…
    - 32 days ago, 31 May 20, 2:23pm -
  • Spruce Funded $29M for Real Estate Innovation

    Spruce Funded $29M for Real Estate Innovation

    A large number of companies have introduced to digitize all aspects of real estate, from estimating valuations to observing operational costs and underwriting mortgages.Spruce is one of those companies in New York City that has a digitized platform…
    - 39 days ago, 24 May 20, 3:43pm -
  • 10 Most Profitable Small Businesses that are Worthy of Your Investment

    10 Most Profitable Small Businesses that are Worthy of Your Investment

    Starting up a business is a challenge. Whether it is small or big, you need to follow a series of steps along with different strategies to make it a profitable venture. To make a business worthy of your investment, it is necessary to perform thoroug…
    - 39 days ago, 24 May 20, 11:42am -
  • Clear Labs Funded $18M for COVID-19 Diagnostics

    Clear Labs Funded $18M for COVID-19 Diagnostics

    Clear Labs is a US-based provider of an automated and food safety testing technology that has been funded $18 million. The funding led by Redmile Group, Wing VC, Menlo Ventures, Tyson Ventures, and Khosla Ventures, GV, Felicis Ventures, and HBM Geno…
    - 48 days ago, 15 May 20, 1:47pm -
  • Stardog Funded $3M for additional Series B Funding

    Stardog Funded $3M for additional Series B Funding

    In Arlington, Va, Stardog has expanded its Series B to $11.4 million, securing an additional $3m.Stardog, the leading Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform, funded an additional $3M from new investors Contour Venture Partners, Dcode Capital, and Pres…
    - 55 days ago, 8 May 20, 3:26pm -

InvestorPitches

  • Is it too early to brand?
    By Deb Gabor I hear one question from business owners all the time: “When should we brand?” My answer is always the same: “Early, often, and always.” Branding is not optional, and the risks of not taking it seriously are very real. Your custo…
    - 6 Jul 16, 4:58pm -
  • Decks that changed the world
    It’s important for anybody preparing to pitch to investors to absorb the lessons of those who have gone before. Why not pattern your pitch after some of the most successful in history? Take a look at some of the pitch decks heard ’round the worl…
    - 9 May 16, 3:18pm -
  • Startup Archetypes: what you’re trying to accomplish shapes your story

    Startup Archetypes: what you’re trying to accomplish shapes your story

    A compelling story is the most important element of your pitch to investors. Just like fictional stories, startup stories often fall into broad archetypal categories. These categories clarify your startup’s purpose to investors, customers, potentia…
    - 9 May 16, 2:59pm -
  • Every pitch tells a story
    Every investor pitch needs to tell the same basic story to signal to investors that their company represents a solid, safe, investment that will make them good returns. Each story needs to have these elements: Here’s a problem Many people/businesse…
    - 3 Mar 16, 5:10pm -
  • Sign up today: Sixty seconds to Success
    Get your tickets now! Deb Gabor’s session at General Assembly will sell out fast. Sixty Seconds to Success: Hacking the Elevator Pitch at General Assembly on February 1, 2016. Deb is the founder and president of Sol Marketing and is known as the In…
    - 4 Dec 15, 3:24pm -
  • 3 Lessons from SXSW Eco
    SXSW Eco might be less glamorous than its springtime cousin, but that doesn’t mean there is any less excitement in the sustainable startup community. Here are our top three takeaways from the startup showcase: Simplicity is still the key to a succe…
    - 23 Oct 13, 4:44pm -
  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Investor Pitch Archetypes

    [INFOGRAPHIC] Investor Pitch Archetypes


    - 20 Sep 13, 12:28pm -
  • One week left to vote!

    One week left to vote!

    Only one week left to vote for our panels for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival. Please create an ID {if you haven’t already} and give our panels a thumbs up: “Startup Branding Lessons from the Trenches” – This panel features Adam Lieb, C…
    - 30 Aug 13, 10:48am -
  • Vote for InvestorPitches.com in the SXSW PanelPicker

    Vote for InvestorPitches.com in the SXSW PanelPicker

    Can you believe we are already talking SXSWi 2014? The SXSW PanelPicker is now open for voting. We’ve submitted two panels for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival. Please register {if you haven’t already} and cast your vote for our panels: “Sta…
    - 19 Aug 13, 3:29pm -
  • Investor Pitches that Win on SlideShare
    Ever wonder how to win at your investor pitch? The basics on creating a winning investor pitch — with everything you do need and nothing you don’t. See our presentation on SlideShare. Investor Pitches That Win – Sol Marketing, Austin, TX from D…
    - 29 Jul 13, 3:00pm -

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