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Seed round explained

Seed round explained

This article aims to help understand everything you need to know about the seed stage: are you ready for seed, how much can you raise and at what valuation, who invests at seed, and more.

Posted by Shaun Gold | June 17, 2024
The top of the top VC firms

The top of the top VC firms

Everyone loves a good ranking. Here, you will find the top VC firms ranked by AUM, unicorn count, exit ratio, reply to cold outreach, and more.

Posted by Shaun Gold | June 2, 2024
Patents as a strategic tool for early-stage investments

Patents as a strategic tool for early-stage investments

A crucial part of tech investing, sometimes not given enough attention, is the role of patents. Patents protecting a startup’s unique ideas and products, while showing investors how innovative and strong a startup could be in the market.

Posted by Nick Sgobba | May 20, 2024
The VC list of VC lists - 53 databases listed

The VC list of VC lists - 53 databases listed

We have listed 53 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 | May 20, 2024
VCs aren't your friends

VCs aren't your friends

As founder-friendly as VCs claim to be, they remain investment professionals. Many first-time founders are oblivious to this nuance, and are in for a rude awakening when they start their raise.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | May 15, 2024
How to design a winning fundraising strategy

How to design a winning fundraising strategy

Running an tight fundraising process will increase your chances of success while saving you a lot of time and stress. Here's how you can design a winning fundraising strategy for your startup.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | May 7, 2024
How to build the perfect investor list

How to build the perfect investor list

A solid investor list helps you map out your funding options and design the optimal access path for every investor. This post will show you how to build the perfect investor list, step by step.

Posted by Stéphane Nasser | April 30, 2024
How to prove Product-Market Fit to Investors

How to prove Product-Market Fit to Investors

Investors want to see Product-Market Fit. But how exactly do you prove that you have it? Here's the answer. 

Posted by James White | April 7, 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