One of the least understood aspects of the startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley is the specialization of late-stage venture capital investors and private equity provide liquidity and an exit or M&A strategy to technology startup companies.
Barbara, the entrepreneur met Alicia, the investor, during the first phase of a company review and qualification process. The first conversation initiated an understanding of the Ponga product, the problem being solved, the market, team, traction, all good stuff. There was great chemistry in those meetings. Barbara provides personal insights … Read More
A recent PWC MoneyTree report indicated a drop in VC funding amount and number of deals since the highpoint in 2015. Two Silicon Valley Venture Capital Managing Partners discuss the recent changes in the funding and valuation models as well as the focus on where a VC can add value. Guests are Cindy Padnos, Managing Partner of Illuminate Ventures and Ephraim Lindenbaum, Managing Director of Advance Ventures, Jim Connor is the host.