Tag Archives: funding

Jul 9 VC Signalling Risk in Seed Rounds

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 CB Insights  just published an interesting post about signalling risk i.e. the startup survival risk generated by getting a Tier I VC into the seed round who does not follow their money into the Series A. The data suggests getting no …

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Mar 31 Why Series B is usually the hardest

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 Tom Tunguz and Danielle Morrill both came out with data suggesting Series B are hard.  Tom calls it the “hardest round to raise”, based on his numbers.  Let me try to address why that is.   Let’s assume we’re in …


Jan 3 Seed to Scale: towards a $30M round for Integral Ad Science

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 I hate high capital intensity, yet here I am celebrating a $30 million (thirty) for Integral Ad Science led by the excellent August Capital with my beloved CEO telling Techcrunch “we did not have to raise”.   So what gives ? The wedge: …


Dec 10 CAD Venture Chef : The Recipe for a $5M Series A with Lagoa

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Since this is festive season I thought I would share with you the recipe of a successful series A fundraising and tell you the story of Lagoa: Start with a devilishly smart entrepreneur who’s able to code a multi-physics engine …