Pro Tip VCs: $15m to a de-risked business isn’t a Series A

Pro Tip VCs: $15m to a de-risked business isn’t a Series A

Remember when “early stage investors” took risk?
Apr 16 · 7 minutes
As IPOs flounder and gender wars flare, VC mega deals approach 2015’s frothy levels. This is fine

As IPOs flounder and gender wars flare, VC mega deals approach 2015’s frothy levels. This is fine

We all know this will end in tears, it’s just a matter of how long late stage investors can delay it.
Jul 18 · 8 minutes
Don’t let the macro numbers fool you: Seed investing is in an absolute funk. And with good reason

Don’t let the macro numbers fool you: Seed investing is in an absolute funk. And with good reason

The difference in “the venture industry” and the venture industry.
May 8 · 7 minutes
How the cult of the founder turned into a divine right to be an asshole

How the cult of the founder turned into a divine right to be an asshole

When Y-Combinator is advocating for more board oversight… you know it’s about to get a whole lot worse
Apr 13 · 12 minutes
WeWork deal makes Groupon look un-greedy

WeWork deal makes Groupon look un-greedy

Well, WeWork has proved us right.
Feb 27 · 1 minute
Aileen Lee on hiring Ted Wang and making VC more “human”

Aileen Lee on hiring Ted Wang and making VC more “human”

“Great entrepreneurs are always happy never satisfied.”
Jan 24 · 12 minutes
No shock: Venture capital didn’t crash in 2016. Here’s why many insiders wish it would.

No shock: Venture capital didn’t crash in 2016. Here’s why many insiders wish it would.

The dark side of unfettered success and “what the data tells us.”
Jan 11 · 10 minutes
The death of network effects and the sad return of the VC kingmaker

The death of network effects and the sad return of the VC kingmaker

You get what you pay for: The real reason power has swung back to VCs in 2016.
Dec 7 · 14 minutes
Careful what you wish for: The danger in corporate VCs leading deals

Careful what you wish for: The danger in corporate VCs leading deals

We are getting way too reliant on an investor base with different incentives.
Nov 18 · 4 minutes
Show me the money! Corporate VCs now make competitive base salaries to “real” VCs

Show me the money! Corporate VCs now make competitive base salaries to “real” VCs

More evidence that the surge in Corporate Venture Capital isn’t just cyclical this time.
Oct 21 · 9 minutes
"We are not gambling. We don’t spray and pray.": True Ventures on its new fund, FOMO, and the shocking implosion of GigaOm

"We are not gambling. We don’t spray and pray.": True Ventures on its new fund, FOMO, and the shocking implosion of GigaOm

Jon Callaghan on unicorns: “They’re called unrealized returns for a reason”
Aug 29 · 16 minutes
The secrets of raising money if you don’t live in Silicon Valley

The secrets of raising money if you don’t live in Silicon Valley

Our panel weighs in: Should you have regular meetings with VCs when you aren’t raising funds? How much of your time (and cash) should you waste traveling to the Valley? If you raise Valley cash once do you set yourself up to be priced out of any local round ever again?
Jul 11 · 2 minutes
Does “Venture capital” need a new name?

Does “Venture capital” need a new name?

The so-called “tourists” aren’t leaving…
Jul 8 · 7 minutes
Surprise! Latest VC data shows no crash, no correction

Surprise! Latest VC data shows no crash, no correction

The crowd at the party shrinks a little more but those still there get drunker and dance wilder.
Jul 6 · 2 minutes
Venture funding: What can we expect from the quarterly cash autopsy?

Venture funding: What can we expect from the quarterly cash autopsy?

A flood of data is about to come out about just what transpired in the world of venture funding.
Jul 5 · 5 minutes
The dragon from the left: The biggest enabler of unicorns isn't going anywhere yet

The dragon from the left: The biggest enabler of unicorns isn't going anywhere yet

Exits are down, VCs are spooked, and hot hedge money has retrenched. And yet, startups keep breaking fundraising records.
Jun 20 · 10 minutes
“They have to know you exist”: The hot hand of Ann Miura-Ko

“They have to know you exist”: The hot hand of Ann Miura-Ko

“Defending my thesis, launching this fund, trying to get my first investments, when I had this [pregnant] belly. I was stacking the odds against myself.”
Jun 2 · 20 minutes
“We back the truck up when we have conviction” How Brian Singerman made Founders Fund’s biggest return ever

“We back the truck up when we have conviction” How Brian Singerman made Founders Fund’s biggest return ever

Hello, Midas List. Singerman on a career-making deal most firms would have never allowed him to do.
May 19 · 21 minutes
Another VC insists every startup (not in their portfolio) is screwed. Once again, no data cited

Another VC insists every startup (not in their portfolio) is screwed. Once again, no data cited

And the Wall Street Journal eats it up, without citing any real evidence.
May 2 · 7 minutes
Why do startups keep trusting large tech companies to look out for them?

Why do startups keep trusting large tech companies to look out for them?

The biggest threat to venture capital funding that no one seems to be talking about.
Apr 26 · 2 minutes
Watch Pando play "Fantasy Series A": Part V

Watch Pando play "Fantasy Series A": Part V

Long after real March Madness has ended, CB Insight’s VC Series A dream team bracket is just getting interesting.
Apr 18 · 3 minutes