The amount raised in the first half of 2020 in Israel represented a 40 percent increase over the first half of 2019 and during the Covid-19 pandemic Jerusalem-based JVP has invested $300 million in tech startups.
Aspiring fund managers often set out to raise a fund so they can capitalize on their investment strategy and edge without considering the operational hurdles. This post discusses underestimated challenges and reasons why starting a fund is not always the best choice.
One of the most challenging aspects of managing through a downturn can be the relationships between venture capitalists and their fellow investors, known as “syndicate partners.” Here are direct questions that can help you determine if your co-investors will be there when you need them.
Kookoo Club provides live, virtual classes, hosted on Zoom, for both individuals and corporate teams led by Michelin-starred chefs and mixologists who have worked at top restaurants like Momofuku and Eleven Madison Park.
When Covid-19 hit, CEO Errett threw out her playbook and pivoted her staff and supply chain to take advantage of unprecedented demand. Here is the story of how she cornered the gray market during lockdown.
Having a team comprised of people from a mix of different backgrounds is not only the morally correct thing to do, but also the best strategy for designing great products and building massively successful businesses. Diversity is disruptive.
Who will create and capture the next trillion dollars of value in machine learning? From large incumbents to startups creating horizontal tools and vertically-integrated applications, machine learning is upending the status quo across industries, quietly becoming a part of our daily lives.
IndieBio’s Arvind Gupta to join Mayfield and lead a new alliance to use capitalism and biology to do good in the world. The Genesis Consortium will advance their work to transform human and planetary health with engineering biology.
The last few months, from the spread of Covid-19 to the protests following the death of George Floyd, have only further exposed the systemic racism in society and the huge problem of inequality in the workplace.
As an associate at Battery Ventures in 1999, one of my first VC mentors told me that he would only fund companies that were creating a new category and that could be valued at $1 billion or more, a fairly radical idea in 1999.
Building a billion-dollar enterprise software company means capturing the hearts and minds of developers. Entrepreneurs can effectively monetize a developer-driven software company with three main business models, fueling the next trillion-dollar software market.
Of the key lessons that Covid-19 has served up on a silver platter, one of the clearest takeaways is that the U. S. healthcare system is not set up to handle a public health pandemic like the novel coronavirus.
Venture capital fund managers need to convince LPs about the attractiveness of a potential investment. Part of that due diligence is the LP’s evaluation of the GP’s edge. This piece describes structural edge and how venture capital professionals can think about the durability of edge.