Post Tagged with: "Venture Capital"

The Real Reason There Aren’t More Women in VC
by / on 14/05/2018 at 18:00 / in The Review

The Real Reason There Aren’t More Women in VC

I was in New York several weeks ago, going to meet a noted startup investor named Pete (not his real name). During the course of our conversation about business ideas, I decided to ask him his thoughts on why there aren’t more women in the field of venture capital. His answer? “There just isn’t a population of qualified women who want […]

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The Risk of a Billion-Dollar Valuation in Silicon Valley
by / on 25/09/2015 at 13:46 / in The Review

The Risk of a Billion-Dollar Valuation in Silicon Valley

Deep inside a Silicon Valley unicorn lurks a time bomb. It is a peculiarity of venture capital financing that the engine that pumps money into a promising start-up can later cause the same start-up to self-destruct. With all the hoopla and debate over sky-high valuations of technology start-ups, it is worth keeping in mind that the switch that helps to […]

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A Venture Capital Giant Says: Bubble? What Bubble?
by / on 08/07/2015 at 12:42 / in The Review

A Venture Capital Giant Says: Bubble? What Bubble?

The unicorns are multiplying, but if Andreessen Horowitz is right, the highflying venture capital community will have cause for concern when the inevitable thinning of the herd takes place. The unicorns, of course, are the 60-odd technology start-ups that have taken investments valuing them at more than $1 billion each. The $50 billion valuation of Uber, the car-hailing service, has […]

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