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Pitching the Tailwinds of the Coronavirus Outbreak

25 March 2020

With half of Americans now ordered to “shelter in place,” we’re definitively in the throes of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In the startup world, venture capitalists have put…

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Raising Venture Capital in the Time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

17 March 2020

Baron Rothschild famously said “buy when there’s blood in the streets,” but when the metaphor is playing out in real-time it’s hard for any investor to imagine backing…

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Determining your target VC check size

03 February 2020

Founders seeking venture capital typically know their target round size, but they underestimate the sales process involved with successfully closing. To make an otherwise distracting and stressful fundraising…

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How Venture Capital Will be Impacted by the Next Recession

17 October 2019

Many within the startup community believe we’re staring the next recession in the face. Founders I’ve been working with are trying to figure out what that means for…

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EdTech Platform Osmosis Raises a $4M Series A To Train Caregivers

01 July 2019

Felicis Ventures backs a venture addressing the “impending global crisis” in caregiving. On June 11th, Osmosis announced a $4M Series A led by Felicis Ventures. Billing itself as…

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Pillar Raises $5.5M to Attack the Student Loan Repayment Problem

04 June 2019

Kleiner Perkins craves access to the financial data of highly educated consumers entering the workforce. Last Thursday, Pillar announced a $5.5M seed round led by Kleiner Perkins. The…

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