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4Q 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor | PitchBook News

4Q 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor | PitchBook News | Curated content | Scoop.it
The 4Q 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor reviews a historic year for venture capital investment, tracing key drivers and themes that shaped US VC.
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Interesting new cuts of data for the Q4 NVCA Venture monitor, in particular it was interesting to see the data by seed vs. angel deals! While the # of deals is still declining, the $/deal and total $ in Seed & Angel still seem healthy!

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What 19 Years of Angel Investing Has Taught Me About Women Entrepreneurs

What 19 Years of Angel Investing Has Taught Me About Women Entrepreneurs | Curated content | Scoop.it
With 19 years of angel investing under her belt, this investor has a few things to say about women entrepreneurs.
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Before Hitting the Road, Self-Driving Cars Should Have to Pass a Driving Test

Before Hitting the Road, Self-Driving Cars Should Have to Pass a Driving Test | Curated content | Scoop.it
Before autonomous cars are on the road, everyone should know how they’ll respond in unexpected situations.
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"Before autonomous cars are on the road, everyone should know how they’ll respond in unexpected situations."

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Roundup Of Machine Learning Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2018

Roundup Of Machine Learning Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2018 | Curated content | Scoop.it
McKinsey estimates that total annual investment in AI was between $8B to $12B in 2016, with machine learning attracting nearly 60% of that investment. Deloitte Global predicts the number of machine learning pilots and implementations will double in 2018 compared to 2017, and double again by 2020.
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AI & Machine Learning are definitely going mainstream!

 

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DEV/CON Protects the $80B Digital Advertising Industry From Cybercrime | DEV/CON DETECT

DEV/CON Protects the $80B Digital Advertising Industry From Cybercrime | DEV/CON DETECT | Curated content | Scoop.it
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How Dev/Con helps their customer save $$$s that they were loosing to ad fraud!

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A Few Predictions from a Prescient Woman Leading an Absolutely Booming Startup - Women 2.0

A Few Predictions from a Prescient Woman Leading an Absolutely Booming Startup - Women 2.0 | Curated content | Scoop.it
Siqi Mou is the founder of HelloAva, a cosmetics platform ready to change the way people buy face cream.
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Really liked Prediction #2!

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4Q 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor | PitchBook News

4Q 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor | PitchBook News | Curated content | Scoop.it
The 4Q 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor reviews a historic year for venture capital investment, tracing key drivers and themes that shaped US VC.
Benjamin Orthlieb's insight:

Interesting new cuts of data for the Q4 NVCA Venture monitor, in particular it was interesting to see the data by seed vs. angel deals! While the # of deals is still declining, the $/deal and total $ in Seed & Angel still seem healthy!

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Capitalizing on the Economic Potential of Foreign Entrepreneurs

Capitalizing on the Economic Potential of Foreign Entrepreneurs | Curated content | Scoop.it
This fact sheet describes the legal avenues in the United States available to promising entrepreneurs, as well as some of the barriers they face securing immigration status through these paths.
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Interesting review of the visa's that one can use to become an entrepreneur in the US. TLDR: there are no certain paths...we need to offer better ways to entrepreneur who can (and do!) increasingly go to other countries!

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How an Etsy Exec Overseeing Nearly $3 Billion in Sales Is Giving Power to the Female Micro-entrepreneur - Women 2.0

How an Etsy Exec Overseeing Nearly $3 Billion in Sales Is Giving Power to the Female Micro-entrepreneur - Women 2.0 | Curated content | Scoop.it
Alex Lieberman of Morning Brew profiles "the Queen of Crafts," Etsy's COO Linda Kozlowski, who oversees all of the customer-facing and revenue-generating business of the artisan marketplace giant.
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Love the idea of the "empowerment loop"!

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Do female founders get better results? Here's what happened on my quest to find out | PitchBook News

Do female founders get better results? Here's what happened on my quest to find out | PitchBook News | Curated content | Scoop.it
Recent research has hinted at a change in the VC landscape, raising the question of whether companies founded by women fare better in terms of follow-on funding, valuation and exit rate. Do they?
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The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail

The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail | Curated content | Scoop.it
We analyzed 101+ startup failure post-mortems to identify the top reasons startups fail. Here they are.
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Very interesting data set and backstories on what leads to startup failures! I was actually surprised by how much 'balance' there is across various topics. Product market fit is #1, but team, cash management, competition and pricing all score pretty close to each other!

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FR8 Revolution raises $3.6M, enters partnership with Sandhills Publishing

FR8 Revolution raises $3.6M, enters partnership with Sandhills Publishing | Curated content | Scoop.it
FR8 Revolution raises $3.6M, enters partnership with Sandhills Publishing. The company offers a trucking marketplace to match carriers and shippers by Steven Loeb on December 12, 2017
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Great news from our friends @Fr8Star!

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How This Female Founder Left A $200K Corporate Salary To Revolutionize The Beauty Industry

How This Female Founder Left A $200K Corporate Salary To Revolutionize The Beauty Industry | Curated content | Scoop.it
Kate Alcaraz, founder of BeautyAdvisor, shares why she decided to leave her high-paying corporate career, how she’s turning her dream of revolutionizing the beauty industry into a reality, and insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
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Great story and interview. Loved the quote:"by teaming up with the right individuals, together, you can create something truly amazing." 

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Advertisers are said to be wasting up to $1.28 million a day on thousands of fake websites

Advertisers are said to be wasting up to $1.28 million a day on thousands of fake websites | Curated content | Scoop.it
A huge online advertising scam has been exposed that could be costing businesses, primarily in the U.S., almost $1.3 million a day
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Huge market that @DevconDetect in our portfolio is going after! 

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Why Investing in Women-led Startups Is the Smart Move

Why Investing in Women-led Startups Is the Smart Move | Curated content | Scoop.it
Research and personal experience have shown women entrepreneurs are a good bet for this angel investor.
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Couldn't agree more. At Off The Grid Ventures, we are proud to have more than 30% of our companies with a women founder or co-founder and 20% women CEOs!

 

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Fundraising Advice from Female Founders

Fundraising Advice from Female Founders | Curated content | Scoop.it
You are a female founder, this tribe will help you, you just have to ask.
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Great conversation for women and really all founders!

Loved the quote: You are a female founder, this tribe will help you, you just have to ask."

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How This One Woman Is Powerfully Shaping The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

How This One Woman Is Powerfully Shaping The Future Of Artificial Intelligence | Curated content | Scoop.it
Here's where the next big move will take place for Artificial Intelligence.
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YC’s Series A Diligence Checklist

YC’s Series A Diligence Checklist | Curated content | Scoop.it
When we launched our Series A program a few months ago, we decided that what we learn along the way shouldn’t just be kept inside of YC. We're going to publish tools and learnings from the program that should help every company create better outcomes. This is the first tool. It’s simple, but effective.
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Good check list to bookmark and keep handy!

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How Diverse Leadership Teams Boost Innovation

How Diverse Leadership Teams Boost Innovation | Curated content | Scoop.it
Want to generate inventive new ideas that can win in the market? Build management teams comprising people with the widest possible range of backgrounds and perspectives.
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Interesting review of diversity and innovation by BCG. The TLDR: to increase returns from innovation, increase diversity in particular by adding women and foreigners to your management teams!

 

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Mapping investment in female-founded companies across 10 key US metros [interactive graphic] | PitchBook News

Mapping investment in female-founded companies across 10 key US metros [interactive graphic] | PitchBook News | Curated content | Scoop.it
Dive into our map, featuring the most valuable VC-backed female-founded company in VC's most booming hubs, top investors and remarks from leaders in each tech ecosystem.
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Great review by our friend Kate @Pitchbook!

 

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Funding Sources for Women Entrepreneurs

A growing entrepreneurial force, female founders are receiving far less funding than men. My goal is to make women aware of various resources they can access t…
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Great review of the women founder-focused VC ecosystem, which Off The Grid is also actively a part of!

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Tech Funding Trends In France 2017

Tech Funding Trends In France 2017 | Curated content | Scoop.it
A comprehensive, data-driven look at emerging trends, investments, and active investors in France.
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Great review of the vibrant French Tech scene - 45% increase in venture deals last year!!!

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The Way to Hire More Rockstar Women - Women 2.0

The Way to Hire More Rockstar Women - Women 2.0 | Curated content | Scoop.it
We’ll never get enough women out of the bottom of the funnel if we don’t get more into the top.   It may sound simple. But it’s not easy. The case for recruiting more women executives to your company …particularly in its senior ranks… is well-documented. It’s not just good business. It’s smart business. Women …
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TLDR:  Require that half of your funnel candidates are women and that half your interviewers are women. I'd heard the first one, not the second one although it makes complete sense!

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The newest $1 billion startup is led by one of tech’s youngest female CEOs

The newest $1 billion startup is led by one of tech’s youngest female CEOs | Curated content | Scoop.it
The archetype of success in Silicon Valley has long been young, male, and potentially a dropout from one of three or four elite universities. That may be slowly changing. This week, Canva announced a $40 million founding round making its founder, Melanie Perkins, 30, perhaps the youngest female CEO to be leading a $
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Great to see a $1Bn startup founded by a female founder - following in the footsteps of StichFix. Congratulations! 

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Why Stitch Fix's IPO Paved the Way for Female Founders

Why Stitch Fix's IPO Paved the Way for Female Founders | Curated content | Scoop.it
BBG Ventures' Susan Lyne explains why Stitch Fix's public debut was important for female founders.
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"VCs need to start making it a priority to build broader networks and make sure they are meeting a wider range of entrepreneurs." 

We completely agree, women and immigrant founders are great entrepreneurs but are under-served by traditional VC and seed funds!

 

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What It Takes to Build a $4B Company in Silicon Valley as an Outsider

A conversation with Jyoti Bansal, Former Founder and CEO of AppDynamics At a recent Canaan SaaSQ event, Canaan partner Joydeep Bhattacharyya spoke wit
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Great video and insights!

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