Are Investors Right To Be Bearish In The Shifting Startup Landscape?

In an environment bristling with rising uncertainty, early-stage founders and investors must maneuver an increasingly dynamic environment where dreams meet dollars. What an investor wants is not always aligned with what founders expect, especially in how they appeal to investors. There is a gap between what investors expect and what founders believe when it comes… Continue reading Are Investors Right To Be Bearish In The Shifting Startup Landscape?

Silicon Valley Bank – The Fallout and the Silver Lining

The failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) flooded our attention this past week. The Twitter Run on the 18th largest bank in the US was followed by a weekend frenzy for regulators announcing they were willing to backstop all deposits over and above the initial FDIC threshold of $250K. To underscore the importance of this… Continue reading Silicon Valley Bank – The Fallout and the Silver Lining

Making Financial Modeling More Accessible for Start-Ups

For many start-ups developing a financial model is a daunting task.  Why are they necessary? How do I build one? What should it include? Geoff Simonett, Investor, Advisor, Entrepreneur-in-Residence and formerly one of the founders of GreenSky Capital, and currently the President of Pinelands Capital, joins us to tackle this challenging topic for many startups:… Continue reading Making Financial Modeling More Accessible for Start-Ups

Uncovering the Equity Crowdfunding Opportunities

In 2022, the state of global venture capital funding reached $74.5 B in Q3 of 2022, minus 34% quarter over quarter loss and the largest quarterly percentage drop in a decade according to CB Insights. This marked a 9.5% quarterly drop and 7 quarter low – with just under 8000 deals being done in Q3 2022. For… Continue reading Uncovering the Equity Crowdfunding Opportunities

What to Expect From VC Funding in 2021

While this past year has brought with it a lot of uncertainty for small businesses, it also brought with it more venture capital funding. In fact, global funding last quarter hit an all-time high, marking the first single quarter to reach above $100 billion, according to Crunchbase News. VC funding is expected to increase in… Continue reading What to Expect From VC Funding in 2021