Fundraising Playbook

Raising capital is always difficult – on average Startups get rejected over 100 times before they close a sufficient seed-round (to be clear: Investors not FFF). It’s obvious that this process wastes a lot of times for founders, as they should be working on their products, services, technologies, and clients.

Having raised money for a lot of startups and SMEs … Read more

4 tips to attract better deal flow

How can you attract better deal flow as an investor? There is a clear relation between the volume and quality of deal flow a business angel or early stage VC is able to attract and its potential performance. It does not matter how many companies one has founded, how many investments one has made, or how strong investment process or sound … Read more

Corporate Venture – A Survival Strategy for Dinosaurs and Unicorns

The digital era has already managed to sweep away some of the long-established market players, giving birth to new powerful and global acting ventures: From Uber to Tesla via Airbnb – the digital age distinguishes itself by it’s unique potential for scalability. A lesson the media industry learned the hard way. To quote one example: While the over 160 years old newspaper New York Times has a … Read more