Can emerging managers expand access to capital better than established VCs?
Dominic Madori-Davis reports that because many funds managing less than $50 million are “led by those with less people” .
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To find out more, she interviewed:
- B. Pagles Minor, Founder, DVRGNT Ventures
- Ramzi Rafih, Founder, No Label Ventures
- Madeline Darcy, Managing Partner, Kaya Ventures
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Thankfully, as startup valuations are slowly recovering
When I read that public SaaS companies have reached their highest valuations so far this year, a song by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood comes to mind:
I’ve been depressed for so long
looks up to me
Combining data from Bessemer Cloud Index and Altimeter Capital partner Jamin Ball with recent news reports, Alex Wilhelm finds reason for cautious optimism:
“Startups are barely out of the woods, but the market is no longer moving away from their valuation markers, but is boosting the value of their public comparables.”
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