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Top Business Accelerator Challenges and How to Solve Them

Startup accelerator programs can be instrumental in helping small businesses scale their way to greatness. But these ventures are not without their challenges. In this article, we explore the pain points of accelerator programs, and how to face them. What are the main challenges faced by startup accelerator programs? With over 180 programs operational in…

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Fundraising: What Terms Of Investment Are Right For My Startup?

Running an early-stage startup has its fundraising challenges. Equity is something you should think about at the very beginning, when you are ready to start distributing stock to investors, employees, co-founders, and all relevant shareholders. The reason you are distributing equity is to encourage those shareholders to continue growing the company. Having committed co-founders can…

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How Investors do a Due Diligence on Early-Stage Startups

While it’s difficult to generalize, the due diligence processes that investors go through after they are introduced to a startup usually means trying to better understand the context and qualities of the startup. This can involve a few things: 1. Market research and traction One of the biggest things investor look out for is the…

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The Superheroes Of The Start-Up World: Angel Investors

As an angel investor, you’re looking to invest in early-stage start-ups in exchange for a stake in the company.  The hope is that you’ll strike it lucky and make huge returns from a relatively small investment.  You know that any investment comes with a risk and investing in a start-up might feel like taking a…

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To be the next Uber, you cannot miss the right moment

Market Access Market access is one of the most challenging battles for start-ups. Many entrepreneurs dream of expanding their business into new markets but having success in one market does not guarantee success in others. Consumers, competition, and market conditions are unique and nuanced to each geography, and founders need to be aware of and…

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An overview of cap table management

Cap Table Management Your capitalization table needs to be managed correctly. This is a legal document that serves as your company’s official equity ownership records. And your cap table management, or lack of it, can influence a potential investor’s willingness to fund you. Putting one together may be straightforward in theory, but cap tables are…

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How Much Money Should My Startup Raise?

Fundraising is about preparing your business for investment. In your presentation, investors want to see that you are familiar with and honest about your financials. In this article, we’ll share some important pieces of the fundraising puzzle that must be addressed. Keeping these key questions and factors in mind, you’ll be able to raise capital…

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The future of investing is data-driven

The private markets have performed better over the past two decades than the public markets. And LP allocations increasingly go to a large extent to existing GPs with growing fund sizes. As a result of increased dry powder, more funds are competing for deals, leading to higher valuations, and larger deals. Due to this and…

The Future of VC: Investment intelligence
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  • September 15, 2022

The Future of VC: Investment intelligence

Investing in venture capital is a long-term game with many uncertainties. A complex industry where forecasting decisions is difficult. The role of data signals in investing is inseparable from today’s investment decisions. Multi-source data sources are increasingly used in data-driven investment strategies, which give investors a competitive edge. The future of VC points to investment…

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Startup Acronyms 101

The startup world uses a lot of jargon. So, here is our startup acronyms 101 list for you to know what they mean: ACV: Actual Cash Value or Annual Contract Value (mostly used for SaaS companies)API: Application Programming InterfaceARPU: Average Revenue Per UnitARR: Annual Recurring RevenueB2B: Business-to-BusinessB2C: Business-to-ConsumerCAC: Customer Acquisition CostCAGR: Compound Annual Growth RateCCC:…