Not a Drop for You – To use a highly technical terms, capital markets are weird right now. We are seeing a growing divide between the haves and have-nots, with many start-ups rolling in investor interest and many more seeing their options decline.
Uncertainty – Are we going back to work? – After a week of speaking to a lot of large enterprises, we think a lot of big companies will not return to normal activity this year.
Raising Venture Funds under Uncertainty – Fear of the virus and its impact on the economy are still pervasive, and while conditions will tighten for many, investors are nonetheless aware that there will be many compelling opportunities in coming months.
A sea of venture dollars, but none for me? That is the common refrain we hear from CEOs lately. The headlines seem to be full of stories of companies getting […]
Raising and Spending Money in Uncertain Times – Even the best CEO needs help allocating capital, a wholly different skill than other CEO decisions.
Scenario Planning for the New Uncertainty – the spread of the virus, the overall economy, and most importantly, the way individuals adjust their decision making – are going to play a big role in determining the fate of a lot of start-ups.
Raising Money in the Great Uncertainty – If you run a business that relies on raising capital, start preparing to raise the next round now, even if you have plenty of money in the bank. The next round is going take a while.
The irony is, at a time when the US is looking for government subsidies for specific chip companies, China is using turbocharged capitalism to build its next generation of chip companies.
If you read the press today, you could get the impression that the US and China are in some form of Technology Arms Race. (Headlines like “America and China Are […]
Raising money has gotten harder over the last few years. For start-ups, budget much longer timeframes for your next round. For investors, broaden your search. There are a lot of promising companies in overlooked sectors – components, semis, networking – to name a few.