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  • How Valence Aims to Provide Better Access and Funding for Black Founders & Executives

    How Valence Aims to Provide Better Access and Funding for Black Founders & Executives

    “I gotta say it was a good day.”I’m so fricking pumped today. Really, truly. Yeah, Valence announced > $5 million in funding led by GGV and Upfront. That IS a big deal, but I’ll get to that. But Kamala Harris was picked to be the Vice Presid…
    - 44 days ago, 12 Aug 20, 1:24am -
  • 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.…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

Financing for Food

  • Protected: Brahma Viharas for Activists
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Aug 20, 12:22am -
  • On letting go of rules: words of wisdom from Devi Daly
    Yin yoga is like the punk rock of yoga; it’s the yoga where we don’t like rules very much. Thus spoke Devi Daly in the middle of Dragon pose during her live-streamed Yin yoga class this morning. She went on to explain that there is a lot of physi…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Aug 20, 8:17pm -
  • Like Rechungpa, I have a lot to learn
    Apparently I need to read this book, ha: Rechungpa is a promising disciple, but he has a lot to learn, being sometimes proud, distracted, anxious, desirous of comfort and praise, over-attached to book learning, stubborn, sulky and liable to go to ext…
    - 46 days ago, 9 Aug 20, 10:46pm -
  • Lauren Ruth Ward channels some serious Vajrapani energy
    I’ve been studying up on Vajrapani, wielder of the thunderbolt, protector from fear of unknown places. He’s got a wrathful side. Look at his mudra! \m/ He’s ready to burn it all down; all the delusion and hatred, that is. Lauren Ruth Ward chann…
    - 46 days ago, 9 Aug 20, 9:45pm -
  • Calling on Akshobya: a Puja for people experiencing anger

    Calling on Akshobya: a Puja for people experiencing anger

    As someone who experiences anger and indignation quite strongly, I’ve been digging around for Buddhist approaches to handling these challenging emotions. Of all the Buddhas in Triratna’s mandala, it seems that Akshobya is the appropriate one to c…
    - 52 days ago, 3 Aug 20, 10:33pm -
  • Imagine

    - 75 days ago, 12 Jul 20, 12:10am -
  • Stone Hammered to Gravel: a poem by Martín Espada
    An excerpt of Martín Espada’s poem, Stone Hammered to Gravel: Did you know? When the bullet exploded the stars in the cosmos of your body, did you know that others would read manifestos by your light? Did you know, after the white ambulance left,…
    - 83 days ago, 4 Jul 20, 1:55am -
  • Generosity and the giving of time: a talk for Buddhist Action Month
    As part of our Buddhist Action Month series on Generosity, this week I gave this talk on Generosity and the giving of time. The official description from the Auckland Buddhist Centre’s website is below (thanks Mary Anna for writing these up!)… bu…
    - 87 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 1:03am -
  • 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!…
    - 90 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 (!)…
    - 90 days ago, 27 Jun 20, 12:52am -

FNO: Fundraising

Funded's Blog

  • Veem Funded $31M to Widen the Payments Network Globally

    Veem Funded $31M to Widen the Payments Network Globally

    Veem, a San Francisco, CA-based the fast-growing global payments network built for businesses, was funded $31 million Series C round financing.Truist Ventures led the round. With the global investor base’s participation, MUFG Innovation Partners…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 3:10pm -
  • Why is Quality Content Important for Your Business Growth?

    Why is Quality Content Important for Your Business Growth?

    Business strategies have changed in the recent past and so have marketing strategies. Marketers are now more vigilant when it comes to applying quality content and innovative ideas in order to persuade potential customers. Similarly, analytical mark…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 9:57am -
  • Seegrid Funded $52M for High Demand of Industrial Vehicles

    Seegrid Funded $52M for High Demand of Industrial Vehicles

    Seegrid Corporation, a Pittsburgh, PA-based the leader in self-driving industrial vehicles for material handling. As the demand for automation in supply chain operations continues to grow, so have investments in mobile robots’ suppliers.Seegrid w…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 2:44pm -
  • Niche Business Marketing – How to Do It

    Niche Business Marketing – How to Do It

    Starting up a business is an easy job to do, but making it successful is challenging, especially when you’re competing against several business rivals. In that case, targeting a niche market is perhaps the most successful idea you can work on.To…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 1:53pm -
  • The Building Blocks for Great Marketing Copy

    The Building Blocks for Great Marketing Copy

    Marketers and copywriters craft the best marketing copy to guarantee more conversions and sales.But how do you write the best copy that convinces even the most demanding consumers?What is Marketing?Marketing refers to creating the image a busines…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Sep 20, 2:52pm -
  • Biofourmis Funded $100M for Developing AI Therapeutics Solutions

    Biofourmis Funded $100M for Developing AI Therapeutics Solutions

    Biofourmis, based in Boston, Massachusetts, which combines AI-based data analytics and biosensors to monitor medical treatments’ progress, has raised funding from one of the world’s most high-profile investors.Biofourmis was funded $100 million…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Sep 20, 1:44pm -
  • How Micro-influencers can Enhance Your Digital Marketing Strategy

    How Micro-influencers can Enhance Your Digital Marketing Strategy

    You do not need a million followers to become influential when it comes to promoting your business or brand. The concept of micro-influencers seems to have grown in popularity in the past few years. Micro-influencer marketing is gradually turning the…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Aug 20, 2:10am -
  • Startup Fox Robotics Funded $9M Automated Forklifts

    Startup Fox Robotics Funded $9M Automated Forklifts

    The pandemic now is understandable, proving to be a significant driver for robotics and automation adoption. The already hot categories prove to be also more appealing as companies look to technology amid the measure of a deadly and highly contagiou…
    - 26 days ago, 29 Aug 20, 10:15am -
  • Startup Gaming Investment $60M Funded by March Capital

    Startup Gaming Investment $60M Funded by March Capital

    March Capital funded $60 million the March Gaming Fund led by Managing Partner Gregory Milken. This fund focused on boosting startup gaming companies. It will seek to invest in seed and series A entrepreneurs who are developing game content, technol…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Aug 20, 12:28pm -
  • Helping Lightning Funded $8M for Virtual Innovation

    Helping Lightning Funded $8M for Virtual Innovation

    Help Lightning, Inc, a startup in Alabama Birmingham, practical expertise of virtual software provider. The expertise to accelerate the transformation of their particular service and call center organizations to profit centers.Helping Lightning fun…
    - 39 days ago, 17 Aug 20, 7:34am -

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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