OpenVC Guide: The London Venture Ecosystem

OpenVC Guide: The London Venture Ecosystem

London is one of the most popular cities in the world for entrepreneurs and investors. It is ranked fourth in the world for global venture funding, behind San Francisco, New York City, and Boston. London also is number one in Europe for funding. Here is everything you need to know about London.

Posted by Shaun Gold | November 21, 2022
Vauban's cofounders Rémy and Ulric lift the veil on their acquisition by Carta

Vauban's cofounders Rémy and Ulric lift the veil on their acquisition by Carta

After a meteoric success in recent years, Vauban has just been acquired by Carta, the American heavyweight of the sector. An exceptional exit for the two friends from the South of France, who agreed to be interviewed by OpenVC for 1 hour.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | November 13, 2022
The Rising Unaffordability of Stock Options

The Rising Unaffordability of Stock Options

In 2020, $4.9 billion of pre-IPO employee stock options went unexercised. This was largely due to the high costs associated with exercising options. Let's look at the causes and solutions of this growing issue.

Posted by Luke Versweyveld | November 7, 2022
How Project 10K helps founders launch their tech startups

How Project 10K helps founders launch their tech startups

Project 10K plans to "build, scale, and sell 10,000 B2B and B2C SaaS startups over the next 10 years.". That's a big statement, so I interviewed Project 10K's founder Jared Yellin to find out more.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | November 1, 2022
Unicorn Startup 101

Unicorn Startup 101

The unicorn. A mythical creature that has become a behemoth in the world of startup and venture. This article breaks down the definition of a unicorn startup, the top unicorns by valuation and country, and the new definitions of unicorns that have emerged.

Posted by Shaun Gold | October 18, 2022
15 research papers every VC should know

15 research papers every VC should know

We have compiled and summarized 13 research papers every VC should know. Because being an investor shouldn't be just about Twitter and pitch decks, here's some actual science for VC investors.

Posted by Shaun Gold | October 10, 2022
Why Seed Funding Is a Pool Party

Why Seed Funding Is a Pool Party

You might think you’re fundraising, but what you’re actually doing is throwing a pool party. Venture funding dynamics in the Seed Phase have evolved differently than venture capital at Series A and beyond. A Seed fund would almost never take the whole round, even if it could.

Posted by Rich Maloy | October 3, 2022
Pre-seed round explained

Pre-seed round explained

The pre-seed stage is also referred to as the Angel round stage. But what does pre-seed mean? Who invests in pre-seed rounds and at what valuations? How do you raise a successful pre-seed round? This is exactly what this post is going to discuss.

Posted by Shaun Gold | October 2, 2022
A Brief History of Venture Capital

A Brief History of Venture Capital

In this article, we are going to explore the history of venture capital and how it has evolved over the years. Now before you bemoan how history is a collection of dates, places, and people that no longer matter, you need to realize how paramount VC history actually is.

Posted by Shaun Gold | September 26, 2022