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02.07.2019

Venture investing is getting harder

We received a great presentation from the NVCA that reviewed the venture capital market in 2018.  One of my favorite slides along with commentary is below.       New VC Funds.  The number of new VC funds in 2018……

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02.06.2019

VC favoritism on the coasts will increase in 2019

We received a great presentation from the NVCA that reviewed the venture capital market in 2018.  One of my favorite slides along with commentary is below.       Fund Size.  Fund sizes for non-coastal VC have increased slightly to……

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02.05.2019

Venture capital data in 2018

We received  a presentation the NVCA made recently that reviewed the venture capital market in 2018.   It’s a great presentation and the NVCA is the authority: NVCA advocates for public policy that supports the American entrepreneurial ecosystem.  One of my……

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02.04.2019

How much will you own exit?

Snapchat cofounders Evan Spiegel and Robert Murphy owned a combined 37% of Snapchat before it went public.  Mark Zuckerberg owned 21% of Facebook, Sergey Brin and Larry Page owned 31% of Google, and Reed Hastings owned 24% of NetFlix.  These……

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01.30.2019

SaaS companies spend 23% of revenue on R&D

Building out, maintaining, and upgrading a technology stack requires a constant commitment to developers and engineers, so what is an appropriate level of development or R&D expense for a successful SaaS business? We looked at 74 publicly traded SaaS businesses……

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