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Two frameworks for operational VC firms

The Venture Support Model is a compact way to describe how a VC fund intends to support its portfolio companies and create revenue.

Posted by Antonis Argyros | June 12, 2022
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How does Venture Capital work?

This is VC 101. What is venture capital? How to raise venture funding? What are the stages of venture capital? Who does what at a VC firm? This article covers all key aspects of venture capital for beginners.

Posted by Shaun Gold | June 7, 2022
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Should your startup be in stealth mode?

A stealth startup is a company that operates in "stealth mode" i.e actively hiding its activities. Coda, Instabase, Clinkle, Theranos were all stealth once - with various degrees of success. Is stealth a smart move or a smokescreen? In this article, we break down the pros and cons of stealth mode for tech founders.

Posted by Shaun Gold | May 30, 2022
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The best startup pitch deck ever built

What does the perfect pitch deck look like? Well, we built it. We took the absolute best slides, we put the together, and we created a deck that no investor could pass - ever.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | May 23, 2022
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14 cold email examples sent to VCs

They are all 100% real, they've all been sent via OpenVC in 2022. These examples are amongst the best we've seen. This is an excellent material to find inspiration when writing your own cold email to investors.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | May 18, 2022
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The VC list of VC lists - 47 databases listed

We have listed 47 VC lists that you can use to raise funds. Search free and paid VC lists, explore the databases by country or theme, and raise funds more efficiently.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | April 18, 2022
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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 | April 11, 2022
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How to be #1 on ProductHunt

This is the playbook we used to launch OpenVC and become #1 Product of the Month on ProductHunt.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | April 4, 2022
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An LP take on VC portfolio construction

How does a fund of fund look at VC portfolio construction when investing in emerging managers? Rodrigo Ferreira from BFP breaks down the process for us.

Posted by Rodrigo Ferreira | March 28, 2022