Venture Capitalist’s Dilemma: Which Companies Should VCs Spend Time On?

One of the decisions that venture capitalists make is which companies to spend most of their time. Although VCs may insist they “love all their children equally,” just like any parent, some favoritism is unavoidable. As humans, we may inadvertently gravitate toward founders we get along with better, or toward concepts that get us more excited than others in our portfolio.

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Announcing Infostellar’s Series A

Today we’re thrilled to announce that our portfolio company, Infostellar, successfully raised a $7.3 million Series A led by Airbus Ventures, with additional funds from WERU Investment, D4V, Sony Innovation Fund, and participation from existing investors. After backing Infostellar about a year ago and watching their progress, we were excited to double-down on this incredible team and opportunity.

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How ICOs Could Profoundly Impact Venture Capital

I’m sure you have heard a lot about ICOs (initial coin offerings) recently. Startups are raising millions with them. Bancor raised over $153 million. TenX raised $80 million. Our portfolio company, Omise, recently raised $25m.

Many more startups have theirs on the way.  So, in midst of all this excitement, I wanted to take a step back to think about how ICOs could profoundly impact venture capital.

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