Millions in Minutes : The Zoom Boom in Covid Era Startup Fundraising

Fundraising is one of the most critical aspects of any startup. You need the runway to “burn” through the learning phase (products to product market fit) as quickly as possible as you work to scale your business. Because otherwise you’ll never catch (and ultimately conquer) the incumbents. Because some businesses simply NEED outside funding to...

The 25 Step Angel Investor Checklist

Angel investing in tech startups can be a massive source of wealth creation. It’s sexy too, who doesn’t want to say they’re an angel investor. And what better way to spend your time than by meeting some of the most inspiring and innovative individuals building the world-changing business of tomorrow. But it is not all...

A Comprehensive Guide to Zurich’s Startup and Venture Capital Tech Ecosystem

The Top Worldwide Venture Hubs Source: Founder Collective San Francisco, New York, Berlin, London, Shanghai… If I asked you to list the top startup tech hubs globally, these established powerhouses would certainly top the charts. They produce the majority of the elite of tech companies and the lion’s share of venture returns. And every city...

Why the WeWork Debacle was Good for Venture Capital

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s how the old mantra goes. And when it comes to human nature, that’s exactly how we work. We avoid change and go with the flow. If it hasn’t killed us yet (from an evolutionary sense), we’re probably on the right path. And that’s why the WeWork saga...

The Killer Startup Pitch Deck VCs Can’t Ignore!

The Ultimate Guide to Startup Fundraising Part 3: The Killer Startup Pitch Deck VCs Can’t Ignore! Welcome back to Part 3 of our Ultimate Guide to Startup Fundraising. If you missed the previous posts, I highly recommend you read through those first before continuing. The Ultimate Guide to Startup Fundraising Part 1: Understanding Investors 101:...

 Why Your Startup’s J Growth Curve is Actually Just an S

Two days ago I had the privilege of moderating a roundtable with some of the smartest futurists and forward thinkers in the industry. Our panelists included Tim O’Reilly, James Allworth, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Morris Jr. It was an interesting experience. They say you are the average of the 5 people in your life and...