Tag: Venture Capital

Can An Algorithm Help Start-Ups Get Credit?

The team at CB Insights is great at delivering high level data on trends in the private funding market. I use their data frequently in my analyses. On Tuesday they announced a private company scoring product called Mosaic.  The product seems designed as a proxy for the Dun & Bradstreet credit reports that…

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Are the Unicorns Deceptive?

The private market is so healthy that even Silicon Valley journalists are publishing the “B” word (“Bubble”, not the one that rhymes with rich).  The robust private market has made the tech IPO an after thought; so much so that we are headed for the lowest issuance since 2009.  The…

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Raising Growth Capital? Use A Banker

Smart companies are adapting as the growth capital market has evolvedDisruptive tech companies are good at product and business model innovation, but they can be just as guilty as a Cleveland steel mill of “way we’ve always done it” operating behavior.  One behavior that puzzles me is the CEO or…

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What Does HIMSS15 Tell Us About Venture Investment In Healthcare IT?

[Contributed by Mike MacKeen, originally published on Raising the Next Round]Over 20,000 people will gather next week in Chicago for this year’s HIMSS conference. This nexus of the digital health world is a must-attend event for HCIT vendors. The attendee list allows us to get a snapshot of how the…

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Your VC’s Cap Table Math Could Be Hurting You

[Contributed by Mike MacKeen, originally published on Raising the Next Round] This post includes some geeky accounting issues, but read it. It can change how much dilution you take in the next round.Later-stage investors are delivering our companies attractive valuations. Just look at the latest Unicorn list.However, many companies are not…

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Are You Ready to be a Unicorn?

Joining billion dollar club is a decision to go public [Contributed by Mike MacKeen, originally published on Raising the Next Round | Bulger Partners]The private financing market is favorable. So much so that we now have Facebook pages set up to count and follow the unicorns – venture-backed companies that…

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Strategic Investors: They’re back… and you may want them in your next round.

[Contributed by Mike Mackeen, Managing Director | Bulger Partners]When we develop a strategy for a private capital financing, it usually includes a client discussion on the benefits of including strategic investors in the round.  Large tech companies fled the minority investment game 10 years ago, but they have come back…

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OpenTable – VCs Waste Another IPO

VCs lamented the dead IPO market ’round the clock at the AlwaysOn Venture Summit two weeks ago, where the theme of conference was the search for liquidity. Yours truly participated on one of three panels dedicated to raising the four horsemen from the dead. The NVCA has published a position paper…

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