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So Your VC Wants To Invest More? 5 Practical Tips For Entrepreneurs

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If your VC wants to invest more in you then you have a good problem in your hands. Here are five practical ways to think about it. 1) Prorata (and Super Prorata) A prorata is the...
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Fintech After GameStop: How Will the Robinhood Trading Debacle Affect Regulation?

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Financial Health Network’s Jennifer Tescher and securities litigator Carl Volz discuss the GameStop short squeeze and the implication for fintech regulation. The now-infamous GameStop trading frenzy of January 2021 is (mostly) behind us, and...
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A Lazy Man’s Guide to Data Driven Investing

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Recently, I’ve read Dr Justin Chan’s piece on Data Driven Investing. I found it quite interesting and eye opening: A Big Data intelligence firm for businesses and investors, used satellite imagery of JCPenney parking lots during the quarter to confirm that...
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Evaluating the Three Most Common Back-of-the-Envelope Real Estate Calculations

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I recommend anyone investing in real estate to do a thorough job of due diligence before and after getting a property under contract. And this involves doing a very detailed financial analysis too. If...
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Hiring For Your Startup? 5 Best Practices

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Hiring effectively is both a science and an art. This article will cover five practical principles to make the life of a startup CEO easier. 1) The Hiring Landscape In emerging ecosystems oftentimes there is a...
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What is Up With These Mega Rounds? Making Sense Of The Startup Market

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$530M round: Snyk snags another $530M as valuation rises to $8.5B $400M round: Cityblock Health raises another mega-round of funding, tipping its valuation over $5 billion $130M round: TrueLayer raises mega-round as open banking heats up These...
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Are you looking for strategic or financial investors?

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You need to be aware of the rationale of each investor type before starting the process. And there’s even an invisible third party. I’ve worked on many transactions. In each transaction, there are various stakeholders....
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Deep Tech Dive #6 | Jai Malik General Partner of Countdown Capital

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Building with Machine Ethics For this week’s Deep Tech Dive I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jai Malik, General Partner of Countdown Capital. Countdown Capital is a Deep Tech VC firm focused on investing and...
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Inflationism: State-Sponsored Monopoly or the Economic Strategy

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Money is a fiscal unit that functions as a generally accepted medium of trade for transactional purposes. But that unit does not maintain its given value all the time. The money can lose its value...
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Horrible Mistake I Made by Emotional Investing

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I broke the rule and ended up with financial losses. I started investing in 2017 and then I learned about this so-called blockchain technology. This is a technology that supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and...
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The Age of The Millennial Investor: How The World of Investment is Set to...

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Covid-19 has carried with it a wide range of disruptive influences across countless industries. While there was an initial significant adverse impact on the investment landscape, it appears that the pandemic has accelerated a...
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AI Regulation: A European Approach to the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

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Renowned technology strategist Clara Durodié discusses the European Union’s proposed new ethics regulations on artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The ethics of artificial intelligence have been subject to debate for decades. But with AI tools...
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A Failing Startup? 5 Best Practices

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We often talk about what to do for your startup to succeed. But what to do when you have to call it a day? This post is focused on 5 best practices for winding...
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What makes a portfolio “ESG”?

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Environment – Social - Governance (ESG) Investing has recently had significant interest by institutional and retail investors alike. The idea of helping society and the environment is a noble goal. A big challenge and...
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Financial Literacy for Kids: Instilling Perspective

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There's something contradictory about the role of money in our lives. It would be nice to have more of it, but not too much of it. We need just enough of it not to...
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4 Principle Challenges of Blockchain in the Financial Industry

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Undoubtedly, blockchain has revamped the financial industry on both the business and customer end. These 4 challenges are needed to be addressed for future prosperity. Blockchain opened advanced, and innovative trends that are leaving an...
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How Do Bonds Work?

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A friend of mine moved her 401K stocks into bonds at the end of last year because she thought a revolution was coming. While that assumption was not completely out of the realm of...
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Signaling Risk? How Early Startups Can Work Best With Big Funds

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Signaling risk typically happens when a large fund comes into an early round, creating an expectation in the market that they will lead the next round. For instance, if a $1B firm puts in...
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Hedge Fund Investor Relations: 2021 Global Trends

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The coronavirus pandemic has seriously affected the economies of many countries. People faced several shocks: general uncertainty and volatility of markets, closure of borders, an unclear forecast of the end of the coronavirus pandemic,...
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How Online Payment Gateway System Is Future Of Finance

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The financial services landscape has undergone a huge transformation in recent years; and, ‘payments’ is one such area that has seen accelerated growth. With the cashless payment trend, consumers are now making transactions through...