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What’s Happening in Venture Capital? Local Investors Weigh In
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What’s Happening in Venture Capital? Local Investors Weigh In

Startup founders know the COVID-19 pandemic has changed investor funding for the foreseeable future. Beyond the obvious shift to virtual pitching and team meetings, what else is going on in the world of venture capital (VC)?We spoke with three San Antonio investors who are tracking what’s changing during the global pandemic, and more importantly, looking ahead at the investing landscape over the next year or so. Level playing field, opportunities abound for innovative companiesIn April, Active Capital founder and CEO Pat Matthews said his venture firm had invested in eight portfolio companies and three new ones.“We also closed two Series As, two sidecars, and one M&A [mergers and acquisitions] transaction. I wouldn’t say it’s been business as usual, but it’s been busy,” ...
The Seven Deadly Sins that Prevent Investors from Funding Your Startup
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The Seven Deadly Sins that Prevent Investors from Funding Your Startup

Guest writer Joshua Lawton-Belous is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and an adviser at Newchip. You can follow him on Twitter @alertingmainst and connect with him on LinkedIn.Going after venture capitalists to invest in your company is a lot like dating. Get enough rejections and you’ll start questioning, “what’s wrong with them?”Unfortunately, the question everyone should ask instead is, “What’s wrong with me?”There are times when investors just do not understand what you are trying to do. These types of investors are never going to get what you are trying to do.The dirty secret is most investors don’t care what you are trying to do. They care about making money, their portfolio returns, and how those returns are going to impact their ability to raise additional fu...