How to identify Fintech opportunities in Climate and Sustainability

How to identify Fintech opportunities in Climate and Sustainability

FinTech is the last mile before transforming our economies to be carbon neutral. While we've made significant strides in renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and emissions reduction, without the financial mechanisms to scale these innovations, we're merely scratching the surface of their potential impact.

Posted by Vijay Rajendran | February 29, 2024
Seed stage is about picking winners

Seed stage is about picking winners

Early stage investing is more collaborative. The key to success for early stage VC is to pick winners based on limited information. So what's the optimal VC strategy to pick winners at seed?

Posted by Jonah Probell | February 12, 2024
Why video games are the perfect VC category

Why video games are the perfect VC category

As a gaming founder who spoke with 50+ VCs, I wanted to share my findings on why games are a stellar VC category, and why you should consider it in your fund or angel portfolio.

Posted by Pavel Afanasiev | February 6, 2024
3 steps to survive a VC funding downturn

3 steps to survive a VC funding downturn

When VC funding is drying up, tech founders should take 3 key steps to adapt and survive. First, assess your product against market changes. Second, review and optimize your capital expenditures. Third, explore alternative funding streams.

Posted by Zain Jaffer | January 14, 2024
How to negotiate a downround

How to negotiate a downround

With the market experiencing a sharp slowdown, many companies have to deal with a dark spot in their equity story: a lower valuation than the previous round. In this article, we look at how to deal with this delicate situation.

Posted by Augustin de Cambourg | January 9, 2024
The 5 VC trends to watch in 2024

The 5 VC trends to watch in 2024

We recently had our 2023 annual general meeting at 186 Ventures. Here are the top 5 trends that we believe will shape the year 2024 in venture capital.

Posted by Giuseppe Stuto | January 2, 2024
Raising with SAFE

Raising with SAFE

The Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) is a popular financial instrument for startups who want to raise funds. This post will teach you the specifics of a SAFE, which is more complex that the name suggests.

Posted by Côme Laffay | December 18, 2023
The future of the VC Secondary market

The future of the VC Secondary market

Discover the VC secondary market, where VCs resell shares from their startup portfolio before they even exit! - through the insights of 4 renowned secondary experts.

Posted by Derek Minno | December 17, 2023