December 9, 2023

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

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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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New U.S. Treasury guidance could unlock billions in renewable energy investment

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Local, state and tribal governments can now receive clean energy tax credits under new rules issued by the IRS and Treasury.

“These changes could pave the way for investments worth hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade,” reports Tim De Chant.

“The tidal microturbine startup you’ve been incubating? Now might be a good time to start looking for investors.”

Ask Sophie: How much time and money does an H-1B transfer take?

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Dear Sophie,

My startup is hiring, and many good engineers need H-1B transfers, but I haven’t done it yet.

Approximately how much time and money do we need to set aside for this process? Are there other options?

—— Careful co-founder

Introducing Platform Teardown: Netmaker’s $2.3M Seed Platform

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Some founders may want investors to stop them by yelling “Shut up and take my money!” in the middle of the presentation. But life is not an episode of Futurama.

No one is really pitching their pitch in the room, but a tight deck is a strong signal that the founders understand their market.

Netmaker, an infrastructure startup that helps customers create and manage virtual overlay networks, raised $2.3 million in funding with this slightly edited presentation:

  • cover slide
  • question slide
  • visual slideshow
  • Solution slide
  • Market Size Slideshow
  • product slideshow
  • how it works slideshow
  • Traction Slide (“actively used on over 10,000 devices”)
  • Product Evolution Slides
  • listing slide
  • Roadmap Slides
  • contest slideshow
  • team slides
  • close slideshow

How two founders built an ethical AI startup in healthcare

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On recent episodes of TechCrunch’s Found podcast, two founders of an AI-related healthcare company talked about how they’re working to create ethical algorithms.

Rebecca Szkutak interviewed Amy Brown, founder and CEO of Authenticx, and Eli Ben-Joseph, co-founder and CEO of Regard, saying: “AI models have the potential to do real harm if rushed or done poorly .”