2018: megarounds, crypto-sobering and more IPOs to come!

2018 has been an intense year in the startup funding world. While for early stage companies seed…


The Seed is Dead, Long Live the Seed

As Q4 2018 draws near, we receive more and more confirmations of what cannot be called a chance…


Lower Valuations Explained: Should Entrepreneurs Care?

"Morgan Stanley marked down it's Flipkart participation[1]", "Fidelity slashes down more startup…


85% of Italian Startups Struggle to Break € 100,000 Annual Revenues

The number of Italian startups keeps on growing. According to the official register for innovative…


Crowdfunding Platforms Serve As Information Brokers

In the previous post, we explained how VC funds and crowdfunding platforms can partner up. In this…


Crowdfunding: Information Broker for Early-Stage Venture Capital Funds

In the previous post we analyzed the advantages that associations of Business Angels, namely…


Crowdfunding: Why Business Angel Networks are Inefficient

The Second Generation of Business Angel Networks (BANs) In the previous article I have…


Crowdfunding: Business Angels and the Lack of Suitable Investment Opportunities

Business Angels' Limited Exposure Business Angels (BAs) are the major providers of investment…


Crowdfunding: The Emergence of Online Investing

Online investing is a new trend in venture capital industry that has arisen in recent years. It…


Drivers in Investment-Based Online Crowdfunding

In one of our previous posts, I outlined both the theoretical potential of investment-based…