If you’re looking to excel and rise-up the ranks in Customer Success or create an amazing CS team, we’ve assembled some of the key takeaways from a panel we co-hosted with Electric.ai…
Dollars don’t lie, and if Q1 is any indication, the trend of rising venture capital investments in New York will likely continue in 2019…
When I look at Aaron’s success at driving a fast growing company in the three years since we first invested, I would say that while his incredible depth of industry knowledge and relationships is the easy answer to a question of the secrets to his success, his early epiphany about the importance of a relentless focus on leveling up his org has been as critical as anything.
Large companies get a lot of attention for their female-focused workplace efforts, but startups are often overlooked. There might be less name recognition, but startups are poised to make change happen…
With the promise of warmer weather around the corner, we’re hoping that you’re ready to ditch the winter gear and meet us out at these four upcoming events this month.
We are looking for MBA Associates who will help us create new investment theses, diligence new potential investments and amplify the output of the investment team with additional value-add to our portfolio companies.
We recently sat down with Vestwell CEO Aaron Schumm to talk about this exciting news and the recent growth of his team. A repeat founder, Aaron has been around the block when it comes to team-building, recruitment and fostering a sense of culture within a startup. Here, he reflects on past successes and challenges in those areas and offers some helpful tips to founders who are thinking of the best ways to build their own organization.
Consumer deals took the cake in Q4, making up 26% of all rounds, with emphasis on new marketplaces and platforms that ease the travel experience. Enterprise SaaS platforms and health and wellness deals made up 24% and 15% of Q4 deals, respectively.
We ended 2018 with 46 seed deals, which was down 6% from Q3, but up 77% from the same time last year. Those 46 deals brought in a total of $81.6 million in total funding, just 7% shy of Q3’s total, and up 54% from Q4 2017.
Is it time to plan for a downturn? I'm urging all founders to look at the next 12 months at least partly through a more conservative and cautionary lens. Now is certainly the time to be putting pen to paper and drawing up a game plan that will help you brace for impact and weather the storm.
As e-commerce continues to grow aggressively - in 2017, e-commerce accounted for 10.2% percent of all retail sales worldwide and is expected to reach 17.5% by 2021 - and as competition heats up for faster shipment of goods, it’s time to start considering the individuals doing our heavy lifting. Introducing our latest investment: Kinetic.