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Methods and strategies to identify markers for success, and also failure?

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Jul 22, 2023

Investing in startups and companies early in their development carries inherent risk. What are some methods or approaches to employ to assess and mitigate risks when evaluating potential investment opportunities? 

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You may find this thread helpful. Since this is such a general question, it's very complicated to answer it. A biotech company will have different risks and opportunities vs SaaS. A pre-seed company will much riskier then a Series-B comp...

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When assessing the performance and potential of a startup in our portfolio, what are the key metrics that should be focused on?

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Jul 21, 2023

Wonder if there are any general key metrics applicable across different industries when evaluating startups or if these metrics differ based on specific industries? If we need to specify, what are the key metrics to consider for emerging industrie...

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Great question, and I think the answer can vary depending on the stage at which the company is at. In other words, the metrics for a pre-seed/seed stage company will differ vastly from a more mature, Series C/D company. I think at the ea...

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How do Venture Capitalists Support Portfolio Companies Beyond Financial Investment

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Jul 19, 2023

In Hollywood, I've always seen famous shows like Silicon Valley which highlighted not only the initial financial investment into a promising startup but also showed how they helped guide them to a major milestone. I was wondering how much of this ...

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Venture capitalists add value to startups in multiple ways beyond just providing capital. They offer strategic guidance, share industry expertise, and leverage their networks to help startups forge new partnerships and identify potential...