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How to Model a Venture Capital Fund

My goal from this post is for you to come away with a solid idea of what it means to create a financial model for a venture capital fund, complete with templates and examples that you can use for modeling your fund.

Posted by Taylor Davidson | January 18, 2022
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OpenVC 2022: a global aggregator for business funding

In 2022, we want CEOs and CFOs worldwide to source capital on OpenVC to grow their business. Think of it as Google Flights for business funding ✈️

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | January 16, 2022
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How to write a cold email VCs will love

Everything you need to know about cold emailing a VC investor. Follow this step by step, and you are guaranteed to write a top 1% cold email to VCs. Includes checklist and examples.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | January 15, 2022
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Don't forget to whitelist OpenVC!

As a VC, you need to whitelist OpenVC to receive deal flow via email. Here's how to do it - on Gmail, on Outlook, on mobile, on laptop.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | November 30, 2021
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Introducing OpenVC - A better way for VCs to be found

2,000+ VC firms worldwide. Searchable by investment thesis. Radically free and open.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | November 1, 2021
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Introducing OpenDeck - 1,200+ startup slides sorted by category

Over the past 7 years, I have been many times in a position to (help) build pitch decks for early-stage startups. Because I suck at designing slides, I started to steal inspiration from famous pitch decks.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | October 6, 2020
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How to evaluate an early-stage startup

This is my homemade methodology to assess early-stage startups. It's a simple but thorough checklist that prospective founders, investors, and employees can go through before committing their time or money.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | July 7, 2020
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How to build a startup pitch deck

This playbook is my home-made, battle-tested process to prepare the structure, content, and design of a typical early-stage startup pitch deck. These 2 hours of prep work will save you 10x more time down the road, I promise.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | June 3, 2020
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Pitch deck for startups - 8 templates compared

It's really hard to find a good template to build your startup pitch deck. Most of what you find online - both free and paid - sucks. Either the slides are ugly, or the deck is poorly structured, or both.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | May 2, 2020