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How Nick Telson Achieved a $30M Exit for Design My Night

How Nick Telson Achieved a $30M Exit for Design My Night

British entrepreneur Nick Telson sold his startup Design My Night in 2017. He went on to become a successful tech investors with 50+ checks signed worldwide. Today we discuss his journey in the venture world, from startup to a $30M exit and beyond.

Posted by Shaun Gold | May 8, 2023
How to validate your startup idea - 6 methods explained

How to validate your startup idea - 6 methods explained

Market validation is the process of determining if there’s a need for your product in your target market. In this post, we break down 6 methodologies that will help you validate your startup idea and the market you want to address.

Posted by Shaun Gold | March 19, 2023
Philipp Omenitsch breaks down his 2022 Stresscoach exit

Philipp Omenitsch breaks down his 2022 Stresscoach exit

Austrian entrepreneur Philipp Omenitsch sold his mental health startup Stresscoach in 2022. Today we discuss his founder journey so that you can better navigate your own.

Posted by Shaun Gold | January 30, 2023
How to get startup ideas

How to get startup ideas

Where do startup ideas come from? Is there a process? How does one even conceive of a startup idea? More importantly, how do you assess it?

Posted by Shaun Gold | January 23, 2023
OpenVC Guide: The San Francisco Bay Area Venture Ecosystem

OpenVC Guide: The San Francisco Bay Area Venture Ecosystem

When you think of startup cities and even startups in general, San Francisco immediately comes to mind for most people. And it should be as it’s the world’s number one startup hub. Here are the top investors, acceleratores, and things to know about San Francisco.

Posted by Shaun Gold | January 16, 2023
The OpenVC Best Of 2022

The OpenVC Best Of 2022

2022 was a transformational year. Not only for our platform but for venture capital and startups in general. This is precisely why we are looking back on our top posts, roasts, and more.

Posted by Shaun Gold | December 29, 2022
OpenVC Guide: The Miami Venture Ecosystem

OpenVC Guide: The Miami Venture Ecosystem

When you think of startup cities and even startups in general, Miami rarely made the cut. This changed with the pandemic, with many founders and funds coming to Miami and South Florida for the lax pandemic rules, tax benefits, and of course, sunshine.

Posted by Shaun Gold | December 19, 2022
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. 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
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